popinjay definition

  • noun:
    • A vain, talkative individual.
    • A strutting supercilious individual; a coxcomb, dandy, fop.
    • A parrot
    • A green woodpecker, Picus viridis.
    • A wooden parrot, or similar object, stuck on a-pole as a target is shot at.
    • A heraldic (or any other) representation of a parrot.
    • The green woodpecker.
    • A parrot.
    • A target in the shape of a parrot.
    • A trifling, chattering, fop or coxcomb.
    • A parrot.
    • A woodpecker; especially, the green wood-pecker of Europe, Gecinus viridis.
    • The figure of a parrot or other bird made use of as a mark for archery or guns.
    • In heraldry, a parrot made use of as a bearing: constantly, unless otherwise discussed when you look at the blazon, represented green, with red-legs and beak.
    • A coxcomb; a fop.
    • an archaic term for a parrot
    • a vain and talkative person (chatters like a parrot)

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