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bawcock

[baw-kok] /ˈbɔˌkɒk/
noun, Archaic.
1.
(used familiarly) a fine fellow.
Origin of bawcock
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600, bawcock is from the French word beau coc fine cock
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  • The two names bawcock and Meacock had once a special significance.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley
British Dictionary definitions for bawcock

bawcock

/ˈbɔːˌkɒk/
noun
1.
(archaic) a fine fellow
Word Origin
C16: from French beau coq, from beau handsome + coqcock1
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