cock-a-doodle-doo

[ kok-uh-dood-l-doo ]
/ ˈkɒk əˌdud lˈdu /

interjection

(used as a conventionalized expression to suggest the crowing of a rooster, as in stories for children.)

noun, plural cock-a-doo·dle-doos.

the loud crow of a cock.
Baby Talk. a rooster.

verb (used without object), cock-a-doo·dle-dooed, cock-a-doo·dle-doo·ing.

to crow.

Origin of cock-a-doodle-doo

First recorded in 1565–75; fanciful imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for cock-a-doodle-doo

cock-a-doodle-doo

/ (ˌkɒkəˌduːdəlˈduː) /

interjection

an imitation or representation of a cock crowing
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Word Origin and History for cock-a-doodle-doo

cock-a-doodle-doo


1570s, imitative; cf. French cocorico, German kikeriki, Latin cucurire, Russian kikareku, Vietnamese cuc-cu, Arabic ko-ko, etc.

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