A pair of Scarlet Macaws in Peru
Creative Commons AttributionA pair of Scarlet Macaws in Peru - Credit: Martin St-Amant
Like Scheisskopf, “Popinjay” is a descriptive, Dickensian name. An old-fashioned term for parrot, from the German “papagei,” it has come to be applied to a person who carries himself like a parrot; that is, a strutting dandy or supercilious person.

The photo at right of two Scarlet Macaws was shot by Martin St-Amant, CC-BY-SA-3.0, in the village of Itahuania, Peru.