Meaning of popinjay
Pronunciation: (pop'in-jā"), [key]
- a person given to vain, pretentious displays and empty chatter; coxcomb; fop.
- a woodpecker, esp. the green woodpecker.
- the figure of a parrot usually fixed on a pole and used as a target in archery and gun shooting.
- a parrot.
- popinjay (Thesaurus)