adjective, cock·i·er, cock·i·est.
Origin of cocky1
Related Words for cockinesspresumption, gall, guts, spunk, chutzpah, disdain, fearlessness, audacity, grit, cockiness, disrespect, pretension, vanity, nerve, sass, conceit, brass, pride, insolence, imperiousness
Examples from the Web for cockiness
Contemporary Examples of cockiness
But the fact of the matter is, not even his cockiness can take away from the catchiness of his music.Hottest Summer Songs: Anthems for 2011
July 1, 2011
Historical Examples of cockiness
"The Forts and Libs will make it through," Weather said with a lot of cockiness.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
He regained his cockiness on the trip home, though, and insisted on talking all the way.Security
Poul William Anderson
His polite and affable smiling, his cockiness and his suavity—all these were part of a pose.Gargoyles
It struck me at one time that there was a good deal of cockiness on that side of the Atlantic, that has entirely disappeared.
They had long regarded our Government as ignorant of European affairs and amateurish in its cockiness.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I
Burton J. Hendrick