- 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 http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2005/s1431391.htm
- (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 http://www.abc.net.au/dimensions/media/transcripts/s420757.htm
Translations: Etymology: It stems from cocksure
- overly self-confident up to a point where you're kidding yourself of your abilities.
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