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Fashion plate   /fˈæʃən pleɪt/   Listen
Fashion plate

noun
1.
A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance.  Synonyms: beau, clotheshorse, dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, swell.
2.
A plate illustrating the latest fashion in dress.






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"Fashion plate" Quotes from Famous Books



... up to the task set him, for everything in the stranger's attitude and appearance proclaimed smartness and the savoir faire of the man about town. Yet Howard Snelling was something far better than either a fashion plate or a society darling. He was energy personified. It spoke in every motion of his strong, fine hands, in the quick turn of his head, in the alert attention with which he listened. Nothing escaped his well-trained eye. One's very thoughts seemed to be ...
— Flood Tide • Sara Ware Bassett

... launched on a favorite subject now, "that my balance sheet and outlook for trade might impress the bank people. I wanted to build a bigger factory. So I took off my apron one day and walked over to the bank. I saw the president. He looked like a fashion plate himself and he swung a pair of dinky glasses on a cord as he listened to me and looked me over. Then he ...
— Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper • James A. Cooper



Words linked to "Fashion plate" :   Brummell, plate, adult male, man, coxcomb, Beau Brummell, cockscomb, macaroni, George Bryan Brummell



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