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boss-cocky

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Definition of boss-cocky in English:

noun (plural boss-cockies)

Australian /NZ informal
1A farmer who employs labour.
Example sentences
  • Variations developed, such as cow-cocky to describe dairy farmers, and boss-cocky, which originally referred to the owner of a large station but later came to mean anyone in authority.
  • Piech's position as boss-cocky will be taken by Bernd Pischetsrieder next month.
  • Because they are deluded by a sense of their own goodness and are fearful of other person's freedom, they want to be boss-cockies, or Big Brothers.
1.1A person in authority.
Example sentences
  • The queen's position as boss cocky is determined by the Constitution.
  • After he left Junee he ended up as boss cocky of Nevada State pen.
  • Liz remarks that Karen Fox sees herself as Boss Cocky, eh?

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