Cocky meaning

kŏk'ē
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The definition of cocky is someone who is overly self-confident.

Someone who is very arrogant and assumes they know all the answers is an example of cocky.

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Abbreviation of cockatoo; used when pretending to talk to such a bird, as in "hello cocky".
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Overly self-assertive or self-confident.
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Jauntily conceited or overbearing; self-confident in an aggressive or swaggering way.
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(Australia, New Zealand, colloquial) A cockatoo farmer.
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(New Zealand, informal) A sheep farmer.
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Origin of cocky

  • From cockatoo (“type of bird”) +‎ -y (“diminutive suffix”).
    From Wiktionary
  • From cocksure +‎ -y (“having quality of”).
    From Wiktionary