Meaning of cockatoo
Pronunciation: (kok'u-t", kok"u-t'), [key]
— pl. -toos.
- any of numerous large, noisy, crested parrots of the genera Cacatua, Callocephalon, Calyptorhynchus, etc., of the Australasian region, having chiefly white plumage tinged with yellow, pink, or red: popular as a pet.
- a person who owns and works a small farm or ranch.
- Slang.a lookout posted by criminals or the operators of illegal gambling games.
- cockatoo (Thesaurus)