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gamecock

[ geym-kok ]

noun

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


gamecock

/ ˈɡeɪmˌkɒk /

noun

  1. a cock bred and trained for fighting Also calledfighting cock


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gamecock1

First recorded in 1670–80; game 1 + cock 1
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Example Sentences

My time as a University of South Carolina Gamecock was one of the most formative experiences of my life.

There was a kind of gamecock called Cornish Game that was fairly manshaped.

The signature at the bottom of each was the familiar scrawl of Java's gamecock governor.

He was a gamecock if ever there was one, but he was in very bad physical shape on the day of the fight.

He shook hands with her briefly, pushing his sharp chin out at her in his gamecock fashion.

The Lively Bee can fly with the wind, and so the saucy Gamecock did not gain very much.

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