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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COCKIER

To put it with brutal frankness, there never was a cockier boy.

They claim to own the seas hereabouts, an' they're cockier than ever, since the war.

WORD ORIGIN

"arrogantly pert," 1768; originally "lecherous" (1540s); from cock (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Cockiness.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.