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Definition of the adjective cocky

What does cocky mean as an attribute of a noun?

Cocky is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more cocky / cockier | most cocky / cockiest

  1. overly self-confident or self-assertive

Definition of the noun cocky

What does cocky mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cockies

  1. Abbreviation of cockatoo, especially when talking to such a bird, as in "hello cocky".
  2. [Australia, New Zealand, informal] A farmer, particularly a small-time farmer.
  3. [New Zealand, informal] A sheep farmer, specifically (due to prevalence of sheep in New Zealand); a cow farmer being called a cow 'cocky'.


Cocky a.k.a. Tao is a fictional character from the 1980 film Encounters of the Spooky Kind.

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  1. "Cocky" is Kid Rock's fifth album released with Atlantic Records, his fifth studio album overall, released in 2001. This is Kid Rock's first album where he takes a turn as a country singer. The release of "Picture" featuring Sheryl Crow revived the struggling album in 2003, and in May 2011 it was certified 5x platinum by the RIAA. It has sold 5,344,000 copies in the US as of December 2013.
  2. "Cocky" is a composition.


Cocky is the costumed mascot of the University of South Carolina athletics teams. He represents a cartoon version of a gamecock.

Phrases with Cocky

  1. cocky-leeky
  2. Cocky's Joy

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Google previewThe Godzone Dictionary (2010)

Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases by Max Cryer

Cocky is short for cockatoo, the Australian bird with a Dutch-Malaysian name. City dwellers regarded the more bleak open spaces of the countryside, preferred by farmers, as fit only for cockatoos. Cocky can be qualified depending on what the ...

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Quotes about Cocky

An arrogant bug is a cocky roach.
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Scrabble value of C3O1C3K5Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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