[ UK /kˈɒki/ ]
[ US /ˈkɑki/ ]
  1. overly self-confident or self-assertive
    a very cocky young man
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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.
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