Definition of cockalorum in English:
noun (plural cockalorums)informal dated
A self-important little man.
- 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.
Definition of cockalorum in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan