cocker

1
[kok-er]
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noun


Origin of cocker

1
1805–15; (wood)cock + -er1, i.e., woodcock starter

cocker

2
[kok-er]

noun

a person who promotes or patronizes cockfights.

Origin of cocker

2
1680–90; (game)cock + -er1, i.e., gamecock fancier

cocker

3
[kok-er]

verb (used with object)

to pamper: to cocker a child.

Origin of cocker

3
First recorded in 1495–1505; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for cocker

cocker

1

noun

a devotee of cockfighting
short for cocker spaniel

cocker

2

verb

(tr) rare to pamper or spoil by indulgence

noun

British informal a mate (esp in the phrase old cocker)

Word Origin for cocker

C15: perhaps from cock 1 with the sense: to make a cock (i.e. pet) of

Cocker

noun

according to Cocker reliable or reliably; correct or correctly

Word Origin for Cocker

from Edward Cocker (1631–75), English arithmetician
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