boss cocky


noun Australian Slang.

(formerly) a farmer employing laborers.
a boss, especially an officious one.

Nearby words

  1. boson,
  2. bosporus,
  3. bosquet,
  4. boss,
  5. boss around,
  6. boss screen,
  7. boss-eyed,
  8. bossa nova,
  9. bossage,
  10. bossboy

Origin of boss cocky

1895–1900; cocky2 in derivative sense “small farmer”

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British Dictionary definitions for boss cocky

boss cocky

noun

Australian informal a boss or person in power
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