Todays Word: cockalorum

Word: cockalorum

PRONUNCIATION:

(KOK-uh-lor-uhm, -LOAR-)

MEANING:

noun:
1. A self-important or boastful person.
2. Bragging.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Middle English cock (rooster), of imitative origin. Earliest documented use: 1715.

USAGE:

“Sam also has to deal with a cockalorum fellow actor who shares just enough to demoralize him.”
Rohan Preston; ‘Fully Committed’ is Fully Glorious; Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota); Jul 25, 2003.

“Once a comic space cowboy full of cockalorum, Spider One has refashioned himself into an advocate for our nation’s impressionable youth.”
Friendly Fire; The Boston Globe; May 28, 2003.

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