Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Dorking

[dawr-king]
See more synonyms for Dorking on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. one of an English breed of chicken, having five toes on each foot instead of the usual four.
Show More

Origin of Dorking

First recorded in 1830–40; named after Dorking, town in Surrey, England
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for dorking

Historical Examples

  • What should I know about horses or Alderneys or Dorking fowls?

    Roden's Corner

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • Then I want her to have one of those young Dorking hens your father got the other day.

  • The real history of Dorking has traditions of the table and the cellar.

  • East of Dorking and the Deepdene are half-a-dozen Betchworths.

  • Two Dorking cricketers belong to the glorious days of Cotmandene.


British Dictionary definitions for dorking

Dorking

noun
  1. a heavy breed of domestic fowl
Show More

Word Origin

C19: after Dorking, town in Surrey
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012