cocker

1
[ kok-er ]
/ ˈkɒk ər /

noun

Origin of cocker

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

Definition for cocker (2 of 3)

cocker2
[ kok-er ]
/ ˈkɒk ər /

noun

a person who promotes or patronizes cockfights.

Origin of cocker

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

Definition for cocker (3 of 3)

cocker3
[ kok-er ]
/ ˈkɒk ər /

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 (1 of 3)

cocker1
/ (ˈkɒkə) /

noun

a devotee of cockfighting
short for cocker spaniel

British Dictionary definitions for cocker (2 of 3)

cocker2
/ (ˈkɒkə) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for cocker (3 of 3)

Cocker
/ (ˈkɒkə) /

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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