noun (plural cockalorums)informal dated
A self-important little man.
More example sentences
- She is of the opinion that letting the cockalorums of the council dictate official policy is likely to get her killed.
- The professor could only be called a cockalorum because his diminutive size was only surpassed by his enormous ego.
- The main problem was the existence of more than 50 boards, commissions, and assorted entities of cockalorums with overlapping or competing functions.
early 18th century: an arbitrary formation from cock1.
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