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cock-a-hoop

cock-a-hoop
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kok ey hoop, hoo p]
    • /kɒk eɪ hup, hʊp/
    • /kɒk ə huːp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kok ey hoop, hoo p]
    • /kɒk eɪ hup, hʊp/

Definitions of cock-a-hoop word

  • adjective cock-a-hoop If you are cock-a-hoop, you are extremely pleased about something that you have done. 4
  • adjective cock-a-hoop askew; confused 4
  • adjective cock-a-hoop boastful 3
  • adjective cock-a-hoop in very high spirits 2
  • adjective cock-a-hoop in a state of unrestrained joy or exultation; boastfully elated: He was cock-a-hoop over his victory. 1
  • adjective cock-a-hoop askew; out of kilter: He knocked his hat cock-a-hoop. 1

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Origin of cock-a-hoop

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
First recorded in 1520-30; origin uncertain

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Parts of speech for Cock-a-hoop

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

cock-a-hoop popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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