Definition of cockily in English:

cockily

adverb

  • See cocky

    • ‘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’.’
    • ‘About the time he turned 40, the once cockily independent writer had begun collaborating again.’
    • ‘‘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/