Translation of popinjay in Spanish:

popinjay

presumido, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpɒpɪndʒeɪ//ˈpɑpənˌdʒeɪ/

noun

literary

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    presumido masculine
    presumida feminine
    • Preening popinjays, in love with the sound of their voice and the rightness of their opinions, how I hate them all.
    • These weedy fly-bitten popinjays, these pribbling clumsy clay-brained miscreants - how dare they think they can share the same job title as me?
    • The Premiership has produced a marvellous cast of popinjays and prima-donnas.
    • I am pretty sure I'm a drink-soaked popinjay myself, and formerly many things of a disreputable nature.
    • It is an oft-told story, but can still stir anger and pity, with the family feuding of the aristocratic popinjays commanding the brigade even spilling over onto the battlefield.
    • Gillray so lovingly renders the popinjay, and we laugh so deeply at his pretensions, that the savagery of the social criticism, though devastating, is somewhat mitigated.