American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Overly self-assertive or self-confident.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. Overly confident, arrogant and boastful.
- n. Abbreviation of cockatoo; used when pretending to talk to such a bird, as in "hello cocky".
- n. Australia, New Zealand, informal A farmer, particularly a small-time farmer.
- n. New Zealand, informal A sheep farmer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Slang Pert.
- adj. overly self-confident or self-assertive
- From cockatoo (“type of bird”) + -y (“diminutive suffix”). In the sense “farmer”, abbreviated from cockatoo farmer; the designation developed in 19th century Australia following the Robertson Land Acts, which increased the number of small farms. (Wiktionary)
“We won't give that number on it but we have terrific commitments from retailers for the flow on water bottle much more than we would have expected and some very, very unique products. its also, its not only water bottle its also what you call cocky months which are traveling mugs.”
“Catch ya later. andrea Says: mmt, fed was uncharacteristically cocky (but in a good way) in his semi final presser. if you compare the AO semi final presser to the FO where he met soderling or even wimby when he met roddick, he wasn't going on about how 'those guys don't have much of a chance cos they're playing me' and that kind of attitude. during the other GS's he said the usual stuff 'gonna be a tough match' 'give them credit' 'don't underestimate'. he was definitely more fired up and letting some zingers fly this time around compared to the usual stuff. of course, the term cocky can be seen as a negative and in the end, it wasn't negative at all and he lived up to all his comments. he's just usually not that fired up vocally before a final. but if i had been playing like he had been, heck, i would've been saying the same things!”
“Burris was cocky from the very beginning, he said 'it was his RIGHT' to become senator ...”
“` ` We knew this was the kind of game we couldn't go in cocky, '' he said.”
“Then what's the good of gettin 'cocky and calling it scarlet?”
“He also has been called cocky, and some question his amateur eligibility.”
“So, too, does Karlsson, who is so sure of himself that he has been described as "cocky.”
“They sat on the beach at Cape May, New Jersey, back to back, Lindy’s long, white-blond hair wrapped around her by the wind, her expression cocky, sassy.”
“Some may say it was almost "cocky" -- but I'd call it confidence with a never ending desire to win.”
“The policeman says that he's harassing her for being "cocky" -- punishing her for failing to cringe sufficiently.”
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