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cockup

[ kok-uhp ]

noun

  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.


cockup

/ ˈkɒkˌʌp /

noun

  1. slang.
    something done badly


verb

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cockup1

First recorded in 1685–95; cock 2 + up

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