cock-a-hoop

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain.

Adjective[edit]

cock-a-hoop (comparative more cock-a-hoop, superlative most cock-a-hoop)

  1. Exultant, very happy, triumphant.
    • 2008, Lucy Cavendish, The Guardian, G2, 9th January 2008, p. 3:
      I have to say I felt pretty cock-a-hoop straight after my epidural but, some hours later, my head felt as though someone large and heavy had been sitting on it.