from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Indifferent; apathetic.
- n. One who does not care.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. apathetic, indifferent or nonchalant
- n. such a person
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A careless person; a trifler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person characterized by want of care, interest, attention, or the like; an apathetic, careless, easy, inaccurate person.
COLLINS: We are interested, though, in your last word, "pococurante," which we are all becoming very familiar with this morning.
Lors des championnats les plus récents, les mots qui ont permis aux gagnants de remporter la victoire ont été pococurante, autochthonous, appoggiatura, ursprache, serrefine, guerdon et Laodicean.
The winning words in recent competitions have included: pococurante; autochthonous; appoggiatura; ursprache; serrefine; guerdon; Laodicean.
“I believe you are misinformed, sir,” said Jekyl dryly, and then resumed, as deftly as he could, his proper character of a pococurante.
Archibald, though a follower of the court, and a pococurante by profession, was confused, if not affected; the dairy-maid blubbered; and Jeanie felt the tears rise spontaneously to her eyes.
Also, just so everyone's just totally sure pococurante is NOT pronounced "Po-Cock-Your-Auntie."
The tight pantaloons, the authoritative voice, the pococurante manner, and the broken
And we had one of those cards for pococurante, so that's how I remembered it.
For me, as you may have found out, I am the _pococurante_ senator, and above all things very free in saying what I think.
Rake stared, and looked at him blankly; in this man who spoke to him with so subdued but so irresistible a power of command, he could scarcely recognize the gay, indolent, indulgent, pococurante Guardsman, whose most serious anxiety had been the set of a lace tie, the fashion of his hunting dress, or the choice of the gold arabesques for his smoking-slippers.