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cocky1

[kok-ee] /ˈkɒk i/
adjective, cockier, cockiest.
1.
arrogant; pertly self-assertive; conceited:
He walked in with a cocky air.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; cock1 + -y1
Related forms
cockily, adverb
cockiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cockily

cocky1

/ˈkɒkɪ/
adjective cockier, cockiest
1.
excessively proud of oneself
Derived Forms
cockily, adverb

cocky2

/ˈkɒkɪ/
noun (Austral, informal) (pl) cockies
1.
short for cockatoo (sense 2)
2.
a farmer whose farm is regarded as small or of little account
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Word Origin and History for cockily

cocky

adj.

"arrogantly pert," 1768; originally "lecherous" (1540s); from cock (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Cockiness.

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