Türkische aussprache käki
Etymologie [ kä-kE ] (adjective.) 1768. Abbreviation of cockatoo (“(type of bird)”) + -y (“(diminutive)”). In sense “farmer”, developed in 19th century Australia following Robertson Land Acts|Robertson Land Acts]], which increased the number of small-time farmers, who were referred to as cockatoo farmers, later abbreviated to cocky.