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cockshy

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noun cock·shy \-ˌshī\

Definition of cockshy

plural

cockshies

  1. 1 a :  a throw at an object set up as a mark b :  a mark or target so set up

  2. 2 :  an object or person taken as a butt (as of criticism)



Origin and Etymology of cockshy

1cock + shy, noun


First Known Use: 1836


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