[ kok-uh-lawr-uh m, -lohr- ]
/ ˌkɒk əˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr- /
a self-important little man.
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Origin of cockalorum
1705–15; mock Latin, equivalent to cock1 + fanciful -al- + L genitive plural ending -ōrum
Words nearby cockalorum
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Example sentences 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.
British Dictionary definitions for cockalorum
/ (ˌkɒkəˈlɔːrəm) /
a self-important little man
bragging talk; crowing
Word Origin for cockalorum
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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