proud as a peacock


proud as a peacock
displaying haughty self-confidence (like a peacock with his tail feathers spread)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • proud — [proud] adj. [ME < OE prud < OFr < LL prode, beneficial, back form. < L prodesse, to be useful < prod , var. of pro , PRO 2 + esse, to be: for IE base see IS1] 1. having or showing a proper pride in oneself, one s position, one s… …   English World dictionary

  • proud — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. See pride. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Having a creditable self respect] Syn. self respecting, self sufficient, self reliant, independent, honorable, principled, dignified, stately, noble, lordly,… …   English dictionary for students

  • proud — /praUd/ adjective 1 PLEASED feeling pleased with your achievements, family, country etc because you think they are very good: You should see them with the baby they re so proud! (+ of): Jane s very proud of her new car. | proud (that): We are… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • peacock — n. (misc.) as proud as a peacock * * * [ piːkɒk] (misc.) as proud as a peacock …   Combinatory dictionary

  • peacock — I. noun Etymology: Middle English pecok, from pe (from Old English pēa peafowl, from Latin pavon , pavo peacock) + cok cock Date: 14th century 1. a male peafowl distinguished by a crest of upright feathers and by greatly elongated loosely webbed… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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