Definition for POP'IN-JAY

POP'IN-JAY, n. [Sp. papagayo; papa and gayo; Port. id.; It. pappagallo.]

  1. A parrot. Grew.
  2. A woodpecker, a bird with a gay head. – Peacham. The green woodpecker, with a scarlet crown, a native of Europe. – Ed. Encyc.
  3. A gay, trifling young man; a fop or coxcomb. – Shak.

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