Definition of cockily in English:

cockily

adverb

See cocky

  • ‘About the time he turned 40, the once cockily independent writer had begun collaborating again.’
  • ‘She told the room - confidently, almost cockily - that the election was in the bag.’
  • ‘His fellow sellers immediately started packing up their magazines, but he cockily urged them to ‘carry on selling’.’
  • ‘‘If you think I'm going to tell you anything,’ the guard said cockily, ‘you're mistaken.’’
  • ‘‘I know you better than that,’ he cockily snickers.’

Pronunciation

cockily

/ˈkɒkɪli/