Exquisite

(3 syl.). One sought out; a coxcomb, a dandy, one who thinks himself superlatively well dressed, and of most unexceptionable deportment.

“Exquisites are out of place in the pulpit; they should be set up in a tailor's window.” —Spurgeon: Lectures to my Students. (Lecture viii.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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