bawcock

[ baw-kok ]
/ ˈbɔˌkɒk /
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noun Archaic.

(used familiarly) a fine fellow.

Nearby words

  1. bavarian cream,
  2. bavarois,
  3. baveux,
  4. bavin,
  5. bawbee,
  6. bawd,
  7. bawdry,
  8. bawdy,
  9. bawdyhouse,
  10. bawl

Origin of bawcock

First recorded in 1590–1600, bawcock is from the French word beau coc fine cock

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Examples from the Web for bawcock

  • 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

archaic a fine fellow

Word Origin for bawcock

C16: from French beau coq, from beau handsome + coq cock 1

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