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  1. 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
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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.

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for dorking


  1. a heavy breed of domestic fowl
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Word Origin

C19: after Dorking, town in Surrey
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