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cockalorum

noun cock·a·lo·rum \ˌkä-kə-ˈlr-əm\
plural cock·a·lo·rums

Definition of COCKALORUM

1
:  a boastful and self-important person
2
:  leapfrog
3
:  boastful talk

Examples of COCKALORUM

  1. <a boxer who was as famous for his prefight cockalorum as for his knockouts in the ring>
  2. <Muhammad Ali's reputation as boxing's most colorful cockalorum.>

Origin of COCKALORUM

probably modification of obsolete Dutch dialect kockeloeren to crow, of imitative origin
First Known Use: circa 1715

Rhymes with COCKALORUM

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