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Princox

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Pri'ncock.
Pri'ncox.
n.s. [from prink or prim cock; perhaps præcox or præcoquum ingenium, Lat.] A coxcomb; a conceited person, a pert young rogue.

                    You are a saucy boy;
This trick may chance to scathe you I know what;
You must contrary me! you are a princox, go.
Shakesp.

Sources: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (46)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Princox." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 13, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=18719.


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