"crocodiles’ tears" Definition

  1. the tears of a hypocrite. An ancient phrase, introduced into this country by Mandeville, or other early English traveller, who believed that the crocodile made a weeping noise to attract travellers, and then devoured them. See Shakspeare’s use of the term in _Othello_.

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Position in the dictionary: 838 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: crocus, crone, crooked, crooky, crop up, cropped, cropper, croppie, cross, cross cove and molisher
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