cocket (plural cockets)
- (Britain, obsolete) A document issued by the bond office stating that duty has been paid and goods may be sold.
- (Britain, obsolete) An office in a customhouse where goods intended for export are entered.
- (obsolete) A measure for bread.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Blount to this entry?)
- (obsolete) pert; saucy
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
1608, Heywood, Thomas, The Rape of Lucrece, Act 3, Scene 1:
- Let her legs be small, but not us'd to sprawl, / Her tongue not too loud nor cocket;
- See Thesaurus:cheeky
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cocket in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)