Definition of coxcomb:
- "The Eight Strokes of the Clock", Maurice Le Blanc.
- "A Prince of Good Fellows", Robert Barr.
When he came forward, a young, penniless, unknown coxcomb, to contest High Wycombe against the dominating Whiggery of the Greys and the Carringtons, some one in the crowd shouted, " We know all about Colonel Grey; but pray what do you stand on?"- "Collections and Recollections", George William Erskine Russell.