high cockalorum

noun

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 universeJ. F. Stevens

Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of high cockalorum was in 1857

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“High cockalorum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20cockalorum. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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