Definition of cocksure
1 : feeling perfect assurance sometimes on inadequate grounds
2 : marked by overconfidence or presumptuousness : cocky
Examples of cocksure in a Sentence
you're always so cocksure about everything
Recent Examples of cocksure from the Web
He was known among friends as cocksure and flirtatious, but also as a doting father, who fished and camped with his kids.
The original, starring Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, and Elizabeth Hartman, unleashes a wild vortex of destructive eroticism while also smirking at the soldier’s cocksure authority.
Often compared to Tony Clifton, the churlish entertainer created by the late Andy Kaufman, Turkington's creation is much less cocksure but equally abrasive.
The Mets had resisted the idea of Harvey as anything but the cocksure superhero.
Revered as one of the original Mercury astronauts and known for his cocksure determination and ready wit, Shepard was the first American in space and the only human to have golfed on the moon.
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Origin and Etymology of cocksure
probably from 1cock + sure
First Known Use: 1608See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of cocksure
COCKSURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cocksure for English Language Learners
: having or showing confidence in a way that is annoying to other people
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