cockalorum

cock·a·lo·rum

 (kŏk′ə-lôr′əm)
n.
1. A little man with an unduly high opinion of himself.
2. Boastful talk; braggadocio.

[Perhaps alteration (influenced by Latin -ōrum, genitive pl. ending) of obsolete Flemish kockeloeren, to crow, of imitative origin.]
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cockalorum

(ˌkɒkəˈlɔːrəm)
n
1. a self-important little man
2. bragging talk; crowing
[C18: from cock1 + -alorum, a variant of Latin genitive plural ending -orum; perhaps intended to suggest: the cock of all cocks]
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cock•a•lo•rum

(ˌkɒk əˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr-)

n.
1. a person of exaggerated self-importance.
2. conceited talk; swagger.
[1705–15; mock Latin, = cock1 + fanciful -al- + Latin genitive pl. ending -ōrum]
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