Sun 7 Sep, 2008 12:22 am
Where did the knickname come from. It's widespresd in Australia. Does it relate in some way to the bird Cockatoo ???
Here's what an online Australian slang dictionary says:
"(Farmers were called cockies in the early days of European settlement because, like the birds of the same name, they made their homes on the edges of permanent waterholes)"