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Cock-a-hoop

or Cock-a-houp. To sit cock-a-houp. Boastful, defiant, like a game cock with his houpe or crest erect; eagerly expectant. (French, coq à huppe.)

“And having routed a whole troop,

With victory was cock-a-hoop.”


Butler: Hudibras, i. 3.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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