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cock·y

 (kŏk′ē)
adj. cock·i·er, cock·i·est
Overly self-assertive or self-confident.

cock′i·ly adv.
cock′i·ness n.

cocky

(ˈkɒkɪ)
adj, cockier or cockiest
excessively proud of oneself
ˈcockily adv

cocky

(ˈkɒkɪ)
n, pl cockies
1. (Animals) short for cockatoo2
2. (Agriculture) a farmer whose farm is regarded as small or of little account

cock•y

(ˈkɒk i)

adj. cock•i•er, cock•i•est.
arrogant; conceited.
[1540–50]
cock′i•ly, adv.
cock′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cocky - overly self-confident or self-assertive; "a very cocky young man"
assertive, self-asserting, self-assertive - aggressively self-assured; "an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue"; "pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act"

cocky

1
adjective overconfident, arrogant, brash, swaggering, conceited, egotistical, cocksure, swollen-headed, vain, full of yourself He was a little cocky because he was winning all the time.
modest, hesitant, self-effacing, lacking confidence, unsure of yourself, uncertain of yourself

cocky

2 cockie
noun (Austral. & N.Z. informal) farmer, smallholder, crofter (Scot.), grazier, agriculturalist, rancher, husbandman He got some casual work with the cane cockies on Maroochy River.
Translations
مُعْجَبٌ بِنَفْسِهِ، مَزْهو
arogantnínafoukaný
kæphøjskidtvigtig
montinn, borubrattur

cocky

[ˈkɒkɪ] ADJ (cockier (compar) (cockiest (superl))) (pej) → creído

cocky

[ˈkɒki] adjtrop sûr(e) de soi

cocky

adj (+er) (inf)anmaßend, großspurig; he was so cocky before the examser tat so großspurig vorm Examen

cocky

[ˈkɒkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (pej) → troppo sicuro/a di sé

cock

(kok) noun
1. the male of birds, especially of the domestic fowl. a cock and three hens; (also adjective) a cock sparrow.
2. a kind of tap for controlling the flow of liquid, gas etc.
3. a slang word for the penis.
verb
1. to cause to stand upright or to lift. The dog cocked its ears.
2. to draw back the hammer of (a gun).
3. to tilt up or sideways (especially a hat).
cockerel (ˈkokərəl) noun
a young farmyard cock.
ˈcocky adjective
conceited; over-confident. a cocky attitude.
cock-and-bull story
an absurd, unbelievable story.
ˈcock-crow noun
early morning. He gets up at cock-crow.
ˈcock-eyed adjective
ridiculous. a cock-eyed idea.
ˌcockˈsure adjective
very or too confident. He was cocksure about passing the exam.
References in classic literature ?
He was all smiles, and had his halo tilted over one ear in a cocky way, and was the most satisfied- looking saint I ever saw.
Darling gazed she felt that it had an oddly cocky appearance.
Yes, he is rather cocky," Wendy admitted with regret.
He made it a point to identify all of them, receiving, while he did so, scowls and mutterings, and reciprocating with cocky bullyings and threatenings.
At this Cocky burst into such wild and fantastic shrieks of laughter that Michael, ears pricked, head cocked to one side, identified in the fibres of the laughter the fibres of the various voices he had just previously heard.
Minute morsel of daring and courage that Cocky was, he commanded Michael's respect from the first.
But Cocky, a bit of feathery down, a morsel-flash of light and life with the throat of a god, violated with sheer impudence and daring Michael's taboo, the defence of the meat.
And when he saw Cocky, one day, perched and voluble, on the twisted fingers of Kwaque's left hand, Ah Moy discovered such instant distaste for the bird that not even eighteen shillings, coupled with possession of Cocky and possible contact, had any value to him.
One other comrade Michael found, although Cocky was no party to the friendship.
Dear Tom, I ain't going to pitch into you," said Arthur piteously; "and it seems so cocky in me to be advising you, who've been my backbone ever since I've been at Rugby, and have made the school a paradise to me.
Then you're damned and done for yourself, my cocky criminal.
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