Tuesday, January 13, 2004

word of the day...

popinjay

pop·in·jay [ póppin jày ] (plural pop·in·jays)

noun

arrogant person: a vain and conceited person ( dated )

[13th century. Via Old French papegay “parrot” from, ultimately, Arabic babbaġā . “Arrogant person” from the parrot’s gaudy colors and meaningless chattering.]

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