Definition of cock noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kɒk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kɑːk//
    Farm animals, Birds
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  1. 1 (British English) (also rooster North American English, British English) [countable] an adult male chicken The cock crowed. The market traders cried out like barnyard cocks. compare hen See related entries: Farm animals, Birds
  2. 2 [countable] (especially in compounds) a male of any other bird a cock pheasant see also peacock See related entries: Birds
  3. 3[countable] (taboo, slang) a penis
  4. 4[countable] = stopcock see also ballcock
  5. 5[singular] (old-fashioned, British English, slang) used as a friendly form of address between men
  6. see also half-cock
    Word OriginOld English cocc, from medieval Latin coccus; reinforced in Middle English by Old French coq.
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