Definition of cockalorum in English:

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cockalorum

Pronunciation: /ˌkäkəˈlôrəm/

noun (plural cockalorums)

informal, dated
A self-important little man.
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.

Origin

Early 18th century: an arbitrary formation from cock1.

Words that rhyme with cockalorum

decorum, forum, jorum, Karakoram, Karakorum, Mizoram, pons asinorum, quorum

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Syllabification: cock·a·lo·rum

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