adjective, cock·i·er, cock·i·est.
Words nearby cocky
OTHER WORDS FROM cockycock·i·ly, adverbcock·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for cockiness
But the fact of the matter is, not even his cockiness can take away from the catchiness of his music.
His polite and affable smiling, his cockiness and his suavity—all these were part of a pose.Gargoyles|Ben Hecht
It struck me at one time that there was a good deal of cockiness on that side of the Atlantic, that has entirely disappeared.
There is a self-sufficient "cockiness" about him that soars above all compromise and defers to nothing and to nobody.The Haunts of Old Cockaigne|Alex Thompson
More startling was the selfsame hairline scar traversing his cheek; the same touch of cockiness in the set of his face.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
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