cockiness

cocky ADJECTIVE (cockier, cockiest) conceited in a bold or cheeky way.
DERIVATIVES cockily adverb cockiness noun.
ORIGIN originally in the sense «lecherous»: from COCK(Cf. ↑cock).

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