"cockshy" Definition

  1. a game at fairs and races, where trinkets are set upon sticks, and for one penny three throws at them are accorded, the thrower keeping whatever he knocks off. From the ancient game of throwing or “shying” at live cocks. Any prominent person abused in the newspapers is said to be a common COCKSHY.

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Position in the dictionary: 708 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: cocksure, cocky, cocoa-nut, cocum, cod, coddam, codds, codger, coffee-shop, cog
Previous words in the dictionary: cocks, cockney, cockles, cocker, cocked-hat-shaped, cocked-hat-club, cockalorum, cock-robin shop, cock-eye, cock-and-pinch

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