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cocker1

[kok-er]
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noun
  1. cocker spaniel.
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Origin of cocker1

1805–15; (wood)cock + -er1, i.e., woodcock starter

cocker2

[kok-er]
noun
  1. a person who promotes or patronizes cockfights.
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Origin of cocker2

1680–90; (game)cock + -er1, i.e., gamecock fancier

cocker3

[kok-er]
verb (used with object)
  1. to pamper: to cocker a child.
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Origin of cocker3

First recorded in 1495–1505; origin uncertain
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cocker1

noun
  1. a devotee of cockfighting
  2. short for cocker spaniel
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cocker2

verb
  1. (tr) rare to pamper or spoil by indulgence
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noun
  1. British informal a mate (esp in the phrase old cocker)
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Word Origin

C15: perhaps from cock 1 with the sense: to make a cock (i.e. pet) of

Cocker

noun
  1. according to Cocker reliable or reliably; correct or correctly
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Word Origin

from Edward Cocker (1631–75), English arithmetician
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