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cock of the walk

cock of the walk
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kok uhv, ov stressed th ee wawk]
    • /kɒk ʌv, ɒv stressed ði wɔk/
    • /kɒk əv ðə wɔːk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kok uhv, ov stressed th ee wawk]
    • /kɒk ʌv, ɒv stressed ði wɔk/

Definitions of cock of the walk words

  • noun cock of the walk a person who asserts himself or herself in a strutting pompous way 3
  • noun cock of the walk a dominating person in any group, esp. an overbearing one 3
  • noun cock of the walk the leader in a group, especially one with a conceited, domineering manner. 1
  • noun cock of the walk (Idiomatic) A proud or conceited person. 0

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Origin of cock of the walk

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55

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Parts of speech for Cock of the walk

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

cock of the walk popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 71% 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.

cock of the walk usage trend in Literature

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