[ UK /kˈɒki/ ]
[ US /ˈkɑki/ ]
[ US /ˈkɑki/ ]
overly self-confident or self-assertive
a very cocky young man
How To Use cocky In A Sentence
- They will not be taken into account, but the poor old cocky will have to pay the flatulence tax.
- When one slightly cocky young saxophonist announced the title of the song he intended to play, he was nonplussed when Arriale asked him if he knew the lyrics.
- Burris was cocky from the very beginning, he said 'it was his RIGHT' to become senator ... Senate Ethics Committee admonishes Burris
- The band's R&B dalliances push the song 'n' the band forward from simple slash 'n' burn to a cocky swagger.
- Conventional wisdom says that a defendant should look engaged but not fretful, confident but not cocky.
- Maybe he wasn't really that arrogant, cocky egomaniac that he pretended to be.
- He's a jackass with a cocky attitude, and he's the reason why you and I have barely seen each other over the last month.
- The rubble had hardly stopped vibrating in Iraq when our cocky Commander-in-Chief -- himself an "undistinguished" former Air National Guard pilot -- shamelessly played dress-up in a navy flight suit to declare "mission accomplished" in Iraq. The Excuses Administration
- In victory, they must hold on to at least a scintilla of humility, lest they get too cocky - and ripe for a takedown.
- United weren't creating much but they were cocky and they were getting on the ball and dropping it into areas where something could happen.