Definition of cocky
- a cocky young actor
- he is invariably a smug and cocky stuffed_shirt
- —James Thurber
Don't get too cocky about your chances of getting the job.
a cocky young actor who thought that he was God's gift to the theater
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: having or showing confidence in a way that is annoying to other people
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