[ baw-kok ]
/ ˈbɔˌkɒk /

noun Archaic.

(used familiarly) a fine fellow.


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Origin of bawcock

First recorded in 1590–1600, bawcock is from the French word beau coc fine cock Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences 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

/ (ˈbɔːˌkɒk) /


archaic a fine fellow

Word Origin for bawcock

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