Definition of cockalorum in English:


Syllabification: cock·a·lo·rum
Pronunciation: /ˌkäkəˈlôrəm

noun (plural cockalorums)

informal dated
  • A self-important little man.
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    • 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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