[ baw-kok ]
/ ˈbɔˌkɒk /
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(used familiarly) a fine fellow.
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Origin of bawcock
First recorded in 1590–1600, bawcock is from French beau coc “fine cock”
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How to use bawcock in a sentence
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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