how to pronounce popinjay


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popinjay is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of popinjay


  1. The green woodpecker, Picus viridis.
  2. A vain, gaudy person; someone who is shallow or superficial.
  3. A decorative image of a parrot on a tapestry, cloth etc.
  4. A target to shoot at, typically stuffed with feathers or plumage.
  5. A parrot.

popinjay frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word popinjay occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics popinjay can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that popinjay can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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