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Cock-sure (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Cock-sure

Certain: a metaphor borrowed from the cock of a firelock, as being much more certain to fire than the match.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

See also the definition in Nathan Bailey's 1736 dictionary of canting and thieving slang.

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