Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
COCKAPENTIE, Cockypenty, n. “One whose pride makes him live and act above his income” (Ayr. 1825 Jam.2). Used attrib. = extravagant, high-falutin. Obs. except poet. [′kɔkə′pɛnt]
Edb. 1928 A. D. Mackie Poems in Two Tongues 46:
Nae cockypenty, patronisin', Kind-herted ode am I devisin' Tae let sic folk as like it see What love o' beast there is in me. Ayr. 1821 Letter in Ayrsh. Dial. in Edb. Mag. (April) 351:
As soon as thae cockapenties gat a wee swath o' thae parlevoo harangues.
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