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adj. - Overly self-confident or self-assertive.

Usage examples (23)
  • A very cocky young man
  • "Then what's the good of gettin 'cocky and calling it scarlet?"
  • ` ` We knew this was the kind of game we couldn't go in cocky, '' he said.
  • He's been described as cocky, unrepentant, hostile in court. for more
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  • The man in the "khaki" (a type of cloth) pants was a little too "cocky" (too sure of oneself) when he first tasted the "kaki" (a Japanese persimmon).
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