Complete Definition of "cocky"

English

Etymology
It stems from cocksure

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Éki|-Éki

Noun
en-noun|cockies

  1. Abbreviation of cockatoo, especially when talking to such a bird, as in "hello cocky".

#: 2005: Visit the local store at Coles Bay and you're greeted by a talking cocky called Jim. — w:Australian Broadcasting Commission|Australian Broadcasting Commission, The World Today program, Town seeks environmental accreditation, 5 August 2005 1

  1. AU colloquial A farmer.

#: And stories in the bush may not seem relevant in the big smoke, but try telling that to a cocky. — Shelley Horton, w:Australian Broadcasting Commission|Australian Broadcasting Commission Media Dimensions program, episode 15 2

Adjective
en-adj-er-y|cockies

  1. overly self-confident up to a point where you're kidding yourself of your abilities.

Translations
Finnish: pöyhkeä, kopea, ylimielinen

Derived terms
boss cocky
cocky's joy

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