cocky

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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 ?
To put it with brutal frankness, there never was a cockier boy.
He is protected by George, a cockier, smarter, young man.
I know that's a strange word to throw out there, but we just need to be a little bit cockier.
CAN you think of anything cockier than a stand-in columnist suggesting that reading his words of wisdom might actually save a life?
Unharmed, we went back to the top to repeat the run, again and again, a little faster, cockier, more thrilling each time.
Years later, as an adult, a cockier O'Brien, now played by Elyes Gabriel, works as Internet repairman.
To give credit where due, Vajpayee carried on the journey with Sharif's cockier and more adventurous successor in khakis.
The walk is cockier and had more bounce than MJ's typical stride.
He added that the walk in the clip was cockier, had more bounce than MJ's typical style and that he tended to walk with his head down.
When we meet Peter, he "crows" about his cleverness, and the narrator admits that "there never was a cockier boy" (24).
a little embarrassing when I do the sillier videos [like Halls Talk, shot aboard the Suns team plane, in which Nash plays a cockier version of himself cornering teammates with awkward stances and awfully tight pants], but that's the fun of it.
He was that bit cockier around the yard and it seems to have given him confidence as he travelled really well here.