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  • adj. cocky

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See cocksy.


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  • "mouse-trap" really, for the occasion, with Peepy-Snoozle's "coxy" little head and bright beady eyes poking out at the top.

    The Adventures of Herr Baby

  • "Confoundedly coxy those young rascals will get, if we don't mind," was the general feeling.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays

  • Now then, young Bultitude, you used to be a decent fellow enough last term, though you _were_ coxy.

    Vice Versa or A Lesson to Fathers

  • Pick up one of the ridiculously bright brochures - or visit coxy: Last year I seen Kanye West as part of the festival.

    Mancubist: Life is good in Manchester

  • “Ah, sir, but when he comes to church, he sits an’ shakes his head, an’ looks as sour an’ as coxy when we’re a-singin’ as I should like to fetch him a rap across the jowl — God forgi’e me — an’

    Adam Bede

  • The word “gentleman” had a spell for Adam, and, as he often said, he “couldn’t abide a fellow who thought he made himself fine by being coxy to’s betters.”

    Adam Bede


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  • Public School Slang: stuck up, conceited.

    April 14, 2009