Meaning of cocky


Cocky means “overly self-confident,” like a cocky announcement at the beginning of the season that your soccer team will win the championship without even trying.

Cocky originally meant “lecherous,” or lustful, but evolved to mean “arrogantly pert” in the 1700s. Cocky people don’t usually stop at bragging about themselves — they’ll cut you in line at the grocery store, because they think they are too important to wait. Synonyms for cocky are conceited, egotistical, and the phrase “full of himself/herself.”

Definitions of cocky
  1. adjective

    overly self-confident or self-assertive

    “a very
    cocky young man”

    assertive, self-asserting, self-assertive

    aggressively self-assured

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