"cock-a-hoop" Definition

  1. in high spirits. Possibly the idea is from the fact that, if a cock wins a fight, he will mount on anything near, and crow lustily and jubilantly. It is noticeable that under these circumstances a cock always gets off the ground-level if he can.

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Position in the dictionary: 695 of 4022 slang words.
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