cockup

[kok-uhp]

Origin of cockup

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

cockup

noun
  1. British slang something done badly
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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