cock-a-hoop

adjective
\ˌkä-kə-ˈhüp, -ˈhu̇p\

Definition of cock-a-hoop 

chiefly British

: triumphantly pleased or boastful : happily exulting Are agents and builders cock-a-hoop that more money is coming into the housing market through building societies and local authorities?— Audrey Powell

First Known Use of cock-a-hoop

1663, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cock-a-hoop

from the phrase to set cock a hoop to be festive

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The first known use of cock-a-hoop was in 1663

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cock-a-hoop

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English Language Learners Definition of cock-a-hoop

: very excited and happy about something done

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