[kok-uh-lawr-uh m, -lohr-]
- a self-important little man.
Origin of cockalorum
1705–15; mock Latin, equivalent to cock1 + fanciful -al- + L genitive plural ending -ōrum
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Related Wordspoultry, hen, biddy, chick, cock, cockerel, pullet, capon, rooster, chicken, cock-a-doodle-doo, cockalorum, gump, heeler, chanticleer
Examples from the Web for cockalorum
Meanwhile the Cockalorum is gorging himself with information.
The Cockalorum pondered over this for a moment, and then murmuring, "I prefer croquet," floundered away through the waving grass.
- a self-important little man
- bragging talk; crowing
C18: from cock 1 + -alorum, a variant of Latin genitive plural ending -orum; perhaps intended to suggest: the cock of all cocks
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