high cockalorum


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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First Known Use of high cockalorum

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“High cockalorum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20cockalorum. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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