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[kok-er] /ˈkɒk ər/
verb (used with object)
to pamper:
to cocker a child.
Origin of cocker3
First recorded in 1495-1505; origin uncertain Unabridged
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  • What's the House of Commons that it should be cockered up with the truth?

    Phyllis of Philistia Frank Frankfort Moore
  • I have not been cockered in wantonness or indulgence; my youth was one of exile and suffering.

    Quentin Durward Sir Walter Scott
  • He was confident enough in any dealings with either of them so long as he cockered in them the belief that he still had the notes.

    The Hole in the Wall Arthur Morrison
  • We in the West and South have been like David, cockered and pampered overmuch.

    The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett
  • I was not kept in bed afterward, for children were not cockered up and fussed over when I was young.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • Her eyes shone at the thought of the cockered childhood this had been.

  • The blacks come by way of Boston, which means that they will have to be cockered up considerably before they are fit for work.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • Likely enough that there were good-for-nothing, cockered menials imposing upon incompetent mistresses.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary Jerome K. Jerome
  • You have, I dare say, been cockered up at the Marchesa's with made dishes.

    Ayala's Angel Anthony Trollope
  • You have cockered me up to that extent, that I now feel I can face a score of savage reviewers.

British Dictionary definitions for cockered


a devotee of cockfighting
short for cocker spaniel


(transitive) (rare) to pamper or spoil by indulgence
(Brit, informal) a mate (esp in the phrase old cocker)
Word Origin
C15: perhaps from cock1 with the sense: to make a cock (i.e. pet) of


according to Cocker, reliable or reliably; correct or correctly
Word Origin
from Edward Cocker (1631–75), English arithmetician
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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alter kocker, old cocker

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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