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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.
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Yet, as Aboriginal people became more emancipated and welfare entered the economy the low wages offered by the farmers and cockies, and which kept them away from home, was perhaps less attractive than being at home with a regular sum requiring no effort (Beckett 2005:16).
She recalls a time with her mum and sister, her dad out hunting, when her mum climbed a tree and was knocking cockies (cockatoos) down to the ground that GB and her sister were collecting; I imagine two little girls looking at their mother in the branches of a tree as she hysterically knocks scattering and screeching cockies to the ground.
Oliver to his celebrated riposte, 'Reeves, Sinclair and the Social Pattern', in which he deftly disentangled some of the confusions and claimed, in a memorable passage, that if 'men with money and men in debt felt cold' at the sound of tramping boots, as Sinclair claimed, 'it was not the hobnails of the proletariat on the way to a socialist utopia [that scared them], but the gumboots of cow cockies entering a capitalist society'.