Definition of cane cocky in English:

cane cocky


  • The owner of a cane plantation.

    ‘he sold small plots of land to cane cockies’
    • ‘He's the biggest cane cocky in the district.’
    • ‘She rode up on the riding points that some cane-cocky had carelessly left on the blind side of a curve.’
    • ‘What to do with a drunken Cane Cocky?’
    • ‘It was in the far north of Australia where the cane cockies work the earth.’
    • ‘Bush poet Billy Brown put the frustrations felt by cane cockies on paper.’


Late 19th century: from cane + cocky.