cockup

[kok-uhp]

noun

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

Origin of cockup

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

cockup

noun

British slang something done badly

verb cock up (tr, adverb)

(of an animal) to raise (its ears), esp in an alert manner
British slang to botch
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