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cockerel

[ kok-er-uhl, kok-ruhl ]
/ ˈkɒk ər əl, ˈkɒk rəl /
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Definition of cockerel

noun
a young domestic cock.
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Origin of cockerel

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English cokerelle, kokerelle; see origin at cock1, -rel
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British Dictionary definitions for cockerel

cockerel
/ (ˈkɒkərəl, ˈkɒkrəl) /

noun
a young domestic cock, usually less than a year old

Word Origin for cockerel

C15: diminutive of cock 1
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