Definition of cock of the walk in US English:

cock of the walk


  • Someone who dominates others within a group.

    • ‘He will then spend the weekend strutting around like the cock of the walk.’
    • ‘He went on, ‘and at the center of that you have a charismatic cock of the walk.’’
    • ‘In the days when he was cock of the walk as a wing back, he was a big game player.’
    • ‘Once you were the office favorite, the cock of the walk, but jealousy and backstabbing rivalries conspired to drag you down.’
    • ‘‘Craig thinks he's the cock of the walk,’ she said.’
    • ‘One day you are cock of the walk and the next you are a feather duster.’
    • ‘Now, he claims, everything has changed, ‘The lame duck is now cock of the walk.’’
    • ‘Just seven months ago, the guys at Powerline were cock of the walk.’
    • ‘It won't necessarily make him cock of the walk, however.’
    • ‘She took over as the cock of the walk in British athletics.’