noun Australian Slang.
(formerly) a farmer employing laborers.
a boss, especially an officious one.
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Origin of boss cocky
1895–1900; cocky2 in derivative sense “small farmer”
Words nearby boss cocky
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British Dictionary definitions for boss cocky
Australian informal a boss or person in power
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