high cockalorum

noun

Definition of high cockalorum 

1 British : a boys' game of leapfrog used as a shout during the game

2 : a person with pretensions to great importance : a high-and-mighty person : big shot placed himself as the high cockalorum of the universe— J. F. Stevens

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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