Definition of Cockish
1. cocky [adj] - See also: cocky
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Literary usage of Cockish
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"... before the breast, to support the share, and prevent roots from getting in between the breast and the share. cockish, adj. Wanton. North. COCKLE, (1) ». ..."
2. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"(old).—Wanton ; 'on heat.' [From COCK, the petits, + ÍSH.] Latham quotes cockish in the sense of ..."
3. Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue: Revised and Corrected ...by Francis Grose by Francis Grose (1823)
"A male keeper of a bawdy-house. joy. COCKER. One fond of the diversion of cock-fighting. COCK HOIST. A cross buttock. cockish. Wanton, forward. ..."
4. A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose (1785)
"A cockish wench, a forward coming girl. COCKNEY, a nick name given to the citizens of London, or persons born within the sound of Bow bell, derived from the ..."
5. Elizabethan Critical Essays by George Gregory Smith (1904)
"I could nominate the person that vnder his hand-writing hath stiled him the cockish challenger, ..."