Definition of cockalorum in English:

cockalorum

Line breaks: cocka|lorum
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒkəˈlɔːrəm
 
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noun (plural cockalorums)

informal , • dated
  • A self-important 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.

Origin

early 18th century: an arbitrary formation from cock1.

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