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  1. an upward turn or curl at the top of something.
  2. a cap or hat with the front turned up.
  3. British Slang. mess; botch.
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Origin of cockup

First recorded in 1685–95; cock2 + up
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British Dictionary definitions for cockup


  1. British slang something done badly
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verb cock up (tr, adverb)
  1. (of an animal) to raise (its ears), esp in an alert manner
  2. British slang to botch
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