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Definition of Peacocky
1. vain [adj -COCKIER, -COCKIEST] - See also: vain
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Literary usage of Peacocky
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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"Hence peacocky = showy ; as verb — (i) to display (as a peacock its tail), ... Bushranger was pronounced peacocky, a three-cornered brute, ..."
2. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1896)
"... and does it peacocky. Now, I give you fair warning, you know. She 's more than any man's match.' ' I dare say I shall think the same when she has beaten ..."
3. The Historic Note-book: With an Appendix of Battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1903)
"... Castle in ' a very peacocky style.' Peacock's Feather. The oadg* of the Chinese general. ..."