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Meaning of popinjay

pop•in•jay

Pronunciation: (pop'in-jā"), [key]
— n.
  1. a person given to vain, pretentious displays and empty chatter; coxcomb; fop.
  2. a woodpecker, esp. the green woodpecker.
  3. the figure of a parrot usually fixed on a pole and used as a target in archery and gun shooting.
  4. a parrot.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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