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Cocky vs. Cocksure

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Cockyadjective

Overly confident; arrogant and boastful.

Cocksureadjective

(informal) Too confident; overconfident.

Cockynoun

Used as a term of endearment, originally for a person of either sex, but later primarily for a man.

Cocksureadjective

Perfectly safe.

‘We steal as in a castle, cocksure: . . . we walk invisible.’;

Cockynoun

A (familiar name for a) cockatoo.

Cocksureadjective

Quite certain.

‘I thought myself cocksure of the horse which he readily promised me.’;

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Cockynoun

; (by extension) any farmer or owner of rural land.

Cocksureadjective

overconfident; - of people; as, the team was so cocksure of winning that they didn't practice in the week before the big game..

Cockyverb

To operate a small-scale farm.

Cocksureadjective

marked by excessive confidence;

‘an arrogant and cocksure materialist’; ‘so overconfident and impudent as to speak to the queen’; ‘the less he knows the more positive he gets’;

Cockyadjective

Pert.

Cocksure

Cocksure is a novel by Mordecai Richler. It was first published in 1968 by McClelland and Stewart.

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Cockyadjective

overly self-confident or self-assertive;

‘a very cocky young man’;

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