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1A farmer who employs labour.
- ‘Variations developed, such as cow-cocky to describe dairy farmers, and boss-cocky, which originally referred to the owner of a large station but later came to mean anyone in authority.’
- ‘Piech's position as boss-cocky will be taken by Bernd Pischetsrieder next month.’
- ‘The boss cocky had a plan.’
- ‘Because they are deluded by a sense of their own goodness and are fearful of other person's freedom, they want to be boss-cockies, or Big Brothers.’
- ‘A few boss cockies had accumulated large properties despite the intentions of the Selection Acts.’
- 1.1 A person in authority.
- ‘After he left Junee he ended up as boss cocky of Nevada State pen.’
- ‘Its amazing what a free and democratic nation with Howard as boss cocky will cost you.’
- ‘The queen's position as boss cocky is determined by the Constitution.’
- ‘Some of you may recall when, quite a few years ago, the boss cockies of the Science Fiction Writers of America saw fit to put full-page advertisements in Galaxy magazine.’
- ‘Liz remarks that Karen Fox sees herself as Boss Cocky, eh?’
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