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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: COCK12

cocky

adjective
     
cock‧y informal
too confident about yourself and your abilities, especially in a way that annoys other people:
He's a cocky little man and I don't like him.
cockily adverb
cockiness noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: confident WORD FOCUS: confident
confident about your abilities: confident, self-confident, sure of yourself, assured, poised

too confident: overconfident, cocky, brash

not confident: lack confidence, be insecure, be unsure of yourself


See also
confident

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