Definition of Old King Cole from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Old King Cole

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a nursery rhyme which may refer to a legendary king of England in ancient times, or to an old man who enjoyed drinking, smoking and music. The full rhyme is:
Old King Cole was a merry old soul,And a merry old soul was he.He called for his pipeAnd he called for his bowlAnd he called for his fiddlers three.