- a young domestic cock.
Origin of cockerel
Related Words for cockerelpoultry, hen, biddy, chick, cock, cockerel, pullet, capon, rooster, chicken, cock-a-doodle-doo, cockalorum, gump, heeler, chanticleer
Examples from the Web for cockerel
Historical Examples of cockerel
Little you know, my cockerel, how facile a brain your 'bus so lightly bears.Free Air
Thought some o' takin' out a policy o' insurance on my cockerel.The Village Convict
Heman White Chaplin
Then he said: 'Poultry, cockerel, now I will do the like by thee.'The Sundering Flood
A single sound, like the scream of a cockerel, escaped from Hedvig.Egholm and his God
Still, Master Paul, thine uncle was not so young as thou, my cockerel.The Shoes of Fortune
- a young domestic cock, usually less than a year old
Word Origin for cockerel
"young cock," mid-15c. (late 12c. as a surname), apparently a diminutive of cock (n.1). Despite the form, no evidence that it is from French.