cocky

play
adjective \ˈkä-kē\

Definition of cocky

cockier

;

cockiest

  1. 1 :  boldly or brashly self-confident a cocky young actor he is invariably a smug and cocky stuffed_shirt — James Thurber

  2. 2 :  jaunty

cockily

play \ˈkä-kə-lē\ adverb

cockiness

play \ˈkä-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of cocky in a sentence

  1. Don't get too cocky about your chances of getting the job.

  2. <a cocky young actor who thought that he was God's gift to the theater>

Origin and Etymology of cocky

see 1cock


First Known Use: 1768


COCKY Defined for English Language Learners

cocky

play
adjective \ˈkä-kē\

Definition of cocky for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing confidence in a way that is annoying to other people


COCKY Defined for Kids

cocky

play
adjective \ˈkä-kē\

Definition of cocky for Students

cockier

;

cockiest

  1. :  very sure of oneself :  boldly self-confident



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