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Popinjay:Popinjay Definition – Popinjay/popinjay definition is as followed a parrot.But the word also means a person who is vain and who may or may not wear strange clothes.

Miriam Webster definition:Main Entry: pop·in·jay <input type=”button” title=”Listen to the pronunciation of popinjay”>
Pronunciation: \ˈpä-pən-ˌjā\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English papejay parrot, from Middle French papegai, papejai, from Arabic babghā’
Date: 1596

: a strutting supercilious person


I read Popinjay and instantly had the image of a dandy in a 1800’s movie French man sniffing his cuff with a white wig on his curly head.  Proudly, I must admit that I was close to popinjay.  The definition is someone who wears strange clothes, so then, I wondered if they Elton John.  Is Elton John a popinjay?  What about Sarah Palin?  I am having a good time thinking of popinjays.

Can you think of any?  What about Johnny Depp?  How am I doing?  Okay, I’ll stop now.  What about Snookie?  Yes, Snookie.

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