There are 2 definitions of cocky in English:

cocky1

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒki
 
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adjective (cockier, cockiest)

Derivatives

cockily

adverb
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  • About the time he turned 40, the once cockily independent writer had begun collaborating again.
  • She told the room - confidently, almost cockily - that the election was in the bag.
  • His fellow sellers immediately started packing up their magazines, but he cockily urged them to ‘carry on selling’.

cockiness

noun
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  • It amused her to see Jason hiding his cockiness and his belief that she would say yes no matter what he did.
  • A lot of it is just effrontery, sheer brazen nerve, and a sort of monstrous cockiness.
  • He's got that magic combination of 19-year-old cockiness and born-with-it, estate-lad charisma.

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'lecherous'): from cock1 + -y1.

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There are 2 definitions of cocky in English:

cocky2

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒki
 
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noun (plural cockies)

Australian /NZ
  • informal term for cockatoo.
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    • The astute observer would know I wasn't a local farmer because all the cockies in this particular district wear baseball caps sponsored by American chemical companies.
    • In the view of most cockies, some of the finest agricultural land in the state comes with an architectural albatross around it neck in the form of the 1830's house which stands on the land.
    • The contractors had already sprayed for cockies, fleas, flies and mice but the cockies were guaranteed to re-emerge once the effect of the watered-down spray lost its potency.

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