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View synonyms for cock-a-doodle-doo

cock-a-doodle-doo

[ kok-uh-dood-l-doo ]

interjection

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


noun

, plural cock-a-doo·dle-doos.
  1. the loud crow of a cock.
  2. Baby Talk. a rooster.

verb (used without object)

, cock-a-doo·dle-dooed, cock-a-doo·dle-doo·ing.
  1. to crow.

cock-a-doodle-doo

/ ˌkɒkəˌduːdəlˈduː /

interjection

  1. an imitation or representation of a cock crowing


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cock-a-doodle-doo1

First recorded in 1565–75; fanciful imitative
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Example Sentences

It was the hour when for so many years the cock-a-doodle-doo of the hated reveille had dragged him from his blankets.

His favorite signal of attack was a shrill cock-a-doodle-doo!

Cock-a-doodle-doo,” crowed the rooster on the weather-vane, but he really thought he was saying “How-de-do-de-do?

Now I do not think the reader will attribute any particularly occult significance to "Cock-a-doodle-doo."

Look the adverse power, mentally, full in the face, and then assuming an attitude of confidence say "Cock-a-doodle-doo."

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