Definition of Cocksy
1. self-important [adj COCKSIER, COCKSIEST]
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Literary usage of Cocksy
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1. Popular Tales from the Norse by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Jørgen Engebretsen Moe (1912)
"Good day, Foxy-cocksy," said the Goose. ... Whither away, Foxy-cocksy ?" " Whither away yourself ..."
2. The Churgress by Thomas De Longueville (1888)
"H. cocksy Cocksure. It is my pleasure as well as my privilege to admit that this promising student of ecclesiastical history is so deeply read in my books, ..."
3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1843)
"ote in Smithfield some years before, if more blustering and cocksy, were lei bitter and vulturine. They were all intolerant, but they were not all ..."
4. A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by Sir John Barnard Byles, Maurice Barnard Byles (1870)
"... constitute the defendant's title to indemnity; Byles on Bills, 5th American edition, p. 2(18. (a) cocksy. ..."
5. A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and by Edmund Burke (1764)
"The lame may be faid of cocksy hens, and the like; they are of the flying kind in figure; in their manner of moving not very different from men and hearts. ..."
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