• WordNet 3.6
    • n fop a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fop One whose ambition it is to gain admiration by showy dress; a coxcomb; an inferior dandy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fop To mock; fool; cheat.
    • n fop A fool; a shallow pretender; an ostentations dunce.
    • n fop A man who is ostentatiously nice in manner and appearance; one who invites admiration by conspicuous dress and affectations; a coxcomb; a dandy.
    • n fop Synonyms Dandy, Exquisite, etc. See coxcomb.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fop fop an affected dandy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. foppe, fop, fool; cf. E. fob, to cheat, G. foppen, to make a fool of one, jeer, D. foppen,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Cf. Ger. foppen, to hoax.


In literature:

I know that at home we never let Fop have anything between his meals.
"The Talking Horse" by F. Anstey
Did on the stage my fops appear confin'd?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
In the midst of his own circle of fops and silly women, he utters his shallow conceits with all the pompous assurance of a pedant.
"Public School Education" by Michael Müller
Fops carried canes a la Nevers; ladies scented themselves a la Nevers.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
That high and mighty French fop?
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Unhappily a clique, composed of a few fools and fops, overshadows the others.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
Chris, who had been not a little overawed at seeing Claggett Chew, could not restrain himself at the sight of this fop.
"Mr. Wicker's Window" by Carley Dawson
Quite different from the affected young fops of the city.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
Arrived there, Don Luis entered the parlor in which the players were, walking noisily, and giving himself the airs of a fop.
"Pepita Ximenez" by Juan Valera
It's the rest of us that seem fops because we're properly dressed.
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
Return to Paris, stay among your women, take off your mail and put on the silken armour of fops.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
Now, instead of himself, this fop had hauled in the fat baker's money.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
On the days when Fop is taken, to his infinite delight, on to the moor, the pigeon is much concerned.
"Dog Stories from the "Spectator"" by Various
Three signs of a fop: the track of his comb in his hair; the track of his teeth in his food; the track of his stick behind him.
"Ancient Irish Poetry" by Various
She must never suffer a fop to have any occasion for a boast.
"Maids Wives and Bachelors" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
I'll back my own boy against his scarlet-coated fop, for a thousand.
"The O'Donoghue Tale Of Ireland Fifty Years Ago" by Charles James Lever
He did like fine clothes and about this time dressed rather like a fop.
"The Child's Book of American Biography" by Mary Stoyell Stimpson
Many men are fops in their youth who tone down wonderfully when they get old.
"Under the Mendips" by Emma Marshall
Sir John Vanbrugh: The Relapse, which is said to have created the fop as a type.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
Her silence is then taken for a tacit acceptance, and the fops, emboldened, make an open declaration of love.
"Rambles in Womanland" by Max O'Rell

In poetry:

Pinks and roses in profusion,
Said to fade when Chloe's near;
Fops may use the same allusion,
But the shepherd is sincere.
"The Princess Elizabeth, when a prisoner at Woodstock, 1554" by William Shenstone
The pompous words that fops admire,
May vagrant fancy feast;
But with seraphic harmless fire
Thy Husband's burn the breast.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
When Tom to Cambridge first was sent,
A plain brown bob he wore;
Read much, and look'd as though he meant
To be a fop no more.
"Extent of Cookery" by William Shenstone
"Let fops with fickle falsehood range
The paths of wanton love,
While weeping maids lament their change,
And sadden every grove:
"Nancy of the Vale" by William Shenstone
While he with fops, sips tea with toasts;
Airy, and gay, in his attire;
Whose pride, in age, and winter's frost,
Can yield him fire.
"The Widower" by Royall Tyler
Were this signior but known to the citizen fops,
He'd keep their fine wives from the foremen o'their shops;
But the rascals deserve their horns should still grow
For burning the Pope and his nephew, Dildo.
"Signior Dildo" by Lord John Wilmot

In news:

Berlin FOP Donates To Spirit Kitchen.
FOP president blasts city leaders over demotions.
FOP takes swipe at Daily News' bad-cop stories.
FOP President John J McNesby, at news conference at which.
FOP Lodge #38 filed an injunction to block the vote on the city's two-officers-per-cruiser ordinance.
At the recent National Fraternal Order of Police ( FOP ) conference in Alabama, the delegation voted unanimously to begin a boycott of persons, products and companies associated with the supporting of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Boy Scouts from Troop 585 in Seymour spent the weekend of January 17-19, 2003 at the FOP lodge off of Martin Mill Pike in Knoxville.
You idiot, you fop, you scumbag who never served a day in the US military.
City declares impasse in negotiations with FOP.
Files motion to dismiss FOP action against two-man repeal.
Nearly three dozen children were taken on a shopping spree Tuesday evening, compliments of the Trumbull County Deputies FOP.
The other will be tolerant to the FOP herbicides .
FOP seeks Inspector General inquiry for Montgomery Question B campaign.
FOP to pay for Bisard's legal defense.
Cedric Crawley, left, a vice chairman of the FOP unit representing youth more.

In science:

Moreover, in H op,cop we have that the Drinfeld twist (defined for an arbitrary quasi-Hopf algebra in (2.13)) is given by fop,cop = f −1 21 = g 2 ⊗ g 1 , where f is the Drinfeld twist of H .
Generalized diagonal crossed products and smash products for quasi-Hopf algebras. Applications
FIG. 5: (color online) Charge density for C8 chains (left panel) and C7 ones (right panel); for each panel, from the fop to bottom, for the polyyne (upper panel), the D2h cumulene (middle panel), and the D2d one the HOMO-1, HOMO, LUMO, and LUMO+1 are presented from left to right.
Ab initio investigation of the groundstate, electronic, and optical properties of polyyne and cumulene prototypes
The category Fop , opposite of the skeleton of the category of finite sets is the initial Lawvere theory.
Theories of analytic monads
Thus it has a unique morphism into any other Lawvere theory π : Fop → T.
Theories of analytic monads
The initial ob ject in the category LT is the category Fop with the obvious inclusions as pro jections, see introduction.
Theories of analytic monads
The unique morphism from Fop into any Lawvere theory T will be denoted by π : Fop −→ T.
Theories of analytic monads
Recall that we have a unique morphism of Lawvere theories from the initial theory π : Fop → Pa (O).
Theories of analytic monads
Fop is the initial Lawvere theory with the obvious pro jections.
Monads of regular theories
By π : Fop → T we denote the unique morphism from Fop to T.
Monads of regular theories
In this section we describe the equivalence of the category of full operads FOp to categories of equational theories ET, Lawvere theories LT and monads Mnd.
Monads of regular theories
As we said, the categories FOp and Mnd are categories of monoids of two equivalent monoidal categories thus they are obviously equivalent.
Monads of regular theories
FOp and their essential inverses leaving all the verifications to the reader.
Monads of regular theories
Qn , φ as above, and π : Fop → T is the unique morphism from the initial Lawvere theory.
Monads of regular theories
Recall that π : Fop → T is the morphism from the initial Lawvere theory.
Monads of regular theories
Recall that we have a unique morphism of Lawvere theories from the initial theory π : Fop → Pf (O).
Monads of regular theories