From Latin procax (“bold, impudent”), from proco (“ask, demand”), from procus (“suitor”).
procacious (comparative more procacious, superlative most procacious)
- Bold, forward, insolent.
- 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
- Philosophy first became public when it proposed to teach character to this strapping lout with a procacious cock, the superfluous energy of a horse, and the restless attention of a child, […]