from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A common sewer.


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  • If I worked at a financially troubled corporation, and I had a say on who to hire to replace a crooked CEO that had nearly run the company into financial ruin, I sure as hell am NOT going to hand the reigns of my future over to a cockey, inexperienced, fast-talker.

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  • He's a cockey confident son of a bitch and I like him.

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  • Biology must then go on to recognize that when it comes to understanding what is going on in the DNA, it is a science in its infancy, or maybe cockey adolescence.

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  • Or if they got too cockey and liberal with their story ideas ie: outlandish plot devices beyond what we'd want to expect from indy films ...

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  • Now the Secretary was duly impressed with all the dignity of his official position, and he rarely failed to pull it on the ordinary individual -- cockey would be about the proper term.

    The Cab of the Sleeping Horse

  • "The question was quite natural, sir; the pistols were presented to us by some people we traveled with once; we took the plates off because they made a great fuss about nothing, and we thought that it would look cockey."

    The Young Buglers

  • "No one would suspect you of being cockey, Scudamore," Captain Manley said kindly; "come, let me see the plates."

    The Young Buglers

  • On horseback, Tom was a cockey, wiry-looking, keen-eyed, grim-visaged, hard-bitten little fellow, sitting as though he and his horse were all one, while on foot he was the most shambling, scambling, crooked-going crab that ever was seen.

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  • I feel so cockey for Missouri, the jubilant ditty goes.

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  • On the topic of running up the score, I wouldnt get too cockey.



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