gamecock

[ geym-kok ]
/ ˈgeɪmˌkɒk /
|

noun

a rooster of a fighting breed, or one bred and trained for fighting.

Origin of gamecock

First recorded in 1670–80; game1 + cock1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for game-cock

British Dictionary definitions for game-cock

gamecock

/ (ˈɡeɪmˌkɒk) /

noun

a cock bred and trained for fightingAlso called: fighting cock
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

Word Origin and History for game-cock

game-cock


1670s, from game (adj.) in the sporting sense + cock (n.1). Figurative use by 1727.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper