Definición de cockshy en inglés


Pronunciación /ˈkäkˌSHī/ /ˈkɑkˌʃaɪ/


  • 1Britanico anticuado A target for throwing sticks or stones at as a game.

    ‘‘We will make a cockshy of you if you don't look out,’ said one; and another actually threw a stone at him.’
    • ‘They hold a kind of informal fair on the village green with cockshies and swings.’
    1. 1.1An act of throwing something at a cockshy.
    2. 1.2An object of ridicule or criticism.
      ‘By way of providing a cockshy for the first meeting of the strategic planning group, the vision sketched out below has been prepared.’
      • ‘He has written, in his own words, a ‘cockshy’ of a book, cockshy being an old British word with the meaning here of writing ‘something to shoot at.’’


From the original use of a replica of a cockerel as a target.