Definition Of cocky

adjective

conceited or arrogant, especially in a bold or impudent way.

He was confident but not cocky and very likable, in a puppy dog sort of way.

Example Of cocky

  • a cocky playboy with a desperado mustache

  • A lot of it is just effrontery, sheer brazen nerve, and a sort of monstrous cockiness .

  • A lot of people are very cocky and brash in this industry and there were quite a few walking around before the exam as if they'd already passed.

  • A mainstay of the Celtic team, he expects his absence to weaken their midfield but is not getting too cocky .

  • About the time he turned 40, the once cockily independent writer had begun collaborating again.


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