[ dawr-king ]
/ ˈdɔr kɪŋ /
one of an English breed of chicken, having five toes on each foot instead of the usual four.
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Origin of Dorking
First recorded in 1830–40; named after Dorking, town in Surrey, England
Words nearby Dorking
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How to use Dorking in a sentence
I remember my wife telling me, at Witley, how cruelly she had suffered at Dorking from working under a leaden weight at this time.
To-morrow we go—Mr. Lewes's bad health driving us—to Dorking, where everything will reach me as quickly as in London.
Guildford and Dorking were places that it touched, though it was impossible to say with certainty where it crossed the Medway.
Few men, even in the philanthropic neighbourhood of Dorking, were more beloved than the late Mr. Hope.
British Dictionary definitions for Dorking
a heavy breed of domestic fowl
Word Origin for Dorking
C19: after Dorking, town in Surrey
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