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turkey cock

noun
1.
the male of the turkey.
2.
a strutting, pompous, conceited person.
Origin of turkey cock
1535-1545
First recorded in 1535-45
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  • Certainly the turkey cock is a beautiful and stately creature.

  • First, a very small sort, not much bigger than a turkey cock.

    Gaspar the Gaucho Mayne Reid
  • "Those are handsome thin legs of yours," said the turkey cock.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • A turkey cock was strutting on the grass by the old cherry tree.

    Hoosier Mosaics Maurice Thompson
  • Finally, just as mention was being made of a turkey cock, Chichikov fell asleep.

    Dead Souls Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
  • Yet there wasn't a turkey cock anywhere in sight, either on the ground or in the trees.

    The Tale of Turkey Proudfoot Arthur Scott Bailey
  • They did this until the man was so angry that his face was as red as a turkey cock's, while his breath came in gasps.

    Billy Whiskers' Adventures Frances Trego Montgomery
  • The adult male is called a turkey cock, also a tom-turkey (sometimes simply tom) and a gobbler.

    Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson
  • “Sitting under the tree, against the pond,” said Tom, apparently indifferent to everything but the string and the turkey cock.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7 Charles H. Sylvester
  • He sprang to his feet, red as a turkey cock, and turned round to find Vivien at his elbow.

    Second String Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for turkey cock

turkey cock

noun
1.
a male turkey
2.
an arrogant person
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