cocky

1
[ kok-ee ]
/ ˈkɒk i /

adjective, cock·i·er, cock·i·est.

arrogant; pertly self-assertive; conceited: He walked in with a cocky air.

Origin of cocky

1
First recorded in 1540–50; cock1 + -y1

Related forms

cock·i·ly, adverbcock·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cockiness (1 of 3)

cockiness

/ (ˈkɒkɪnɪs) /

noun

conceited self-assurance

British Dictionary definitions for cockiness (2 of 3)

cocky

1
/ (ˈkɒkɪ) /

adjective cockier or cockiest

excessively proud of oneself

Derived Forms

cockily, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for cockiness (3 of 3)

cocky

2
/ (ˈkɒkɪ) /

noun plural cockies Australian informal

a farmer whose farm is regarded as small or of little account

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