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acock

[ uh-kok ]
/ əˈkɒk /
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adverb, adjective
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Origin of acock

First recorded in 1840–50; a-1 + cock2
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How to use acock in a sentence

  • Acock's Green, a few years back only a little village, is fast becoming a thriving suburban town.

    Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
  • Maurice is the first to finish, standing a moment to light his pipe, his hat acock; then he is gone.

    The Woman Who Toils|Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
  • Johnny obediently waited; but he wanted to see, so he sat up on his hind legs with eyes agog and ears acock.

    Johnny Bear|E. T. Seton
  • "Prelude in G flat," breathed Major N—— tensely, as he waited with eye alight and ear acock for the next notes.

    To Kiel in the 'Hercules'|Lewis R. Freeman
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