cockwomble

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English

Etymology

cock +‎ Womble

Pronunciation

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Noun

cockwomble (countable and uncountable, plural cockwombles)

  1. (Britain, slang, derogatory) A foolish or obnoxious person.
    • 2007 October 4, gypsy turnips, “Home » Question of the Week » Insults”, in b3ta.com[1], archived from the original on 10 October 07:
      Cockwomble An American lad was annoying the tits off me once so I called him the first thing that came to mind, which was 'cockwomble'. The insult was effective because he did stop winding me up but only to ask me what a cockwomble actually was. I then had to give a detailed explanation about what wombles were and admit that I hadn't really thought that insult through.
    • 2015, Chris Brookmyre, Dead Girl Walking:
      They even made the mistaken assumption, mainly from the title, that the song had some kind of lesbian message. As Heike put it: 'You can't expect the subliterate cockwombles on the Daily Heil showbiz and gossip desks to have read Orwell.'
    • 2019, Jennifer S. Chesler, ‎David C. McLean, The Philosophy of Extremism, volume III, page 40:
      Though the clinic alleges that they are devoted to "service to the community", this little cockwomble allowed his bruised arrogance to bother a woman infinitely superior to him just because she was smarter and better than he.

References

  • cockwomble at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • Nicholson, Tom (2018-08-30) , “There Is A Crisis In British Swearing”, in Esquire[2]