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turkey cock

noun
  1. the male of the turkey.
  2. a strutting, pompous, conceited person.
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Origin of turkey cock

First recorded in 1535–45
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Examples from the Web for turkey cock

Historical Examples

  • Here the Baron, red as a turkey-cock and trembling with anger, interrupted.

    Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete

    Lewis Goldsmith

  • Paul laughed to himself at the thought of the turkey-cock's rage.

    The Opal Serpent

    Fergus Hume

  • In Florence I think he would have got the nickname of Tacchin, or turkey-cock.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

  • Peterkin, on the contrary, was as red as a turkey-cock, and his eyes were gleaming.

    Peterkin

    Mary Louisa Molesworth

  • When this man saw Mr. Connor, he turned as red as a turkey-cock's throat.


British Dictionary definitions for turkey cock

turkey cock

noun
  1. a male turkey
  2. an arrogant person
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