[oftenC-] a rooster: used as a proper name
Origin of chanticleerMiddle English chauntecler from Old French chante-cler, literally , sing loud; name of rooster in the medieval epic “Reynard the Fox”: see chant and clear
Origin of chanticleerMiddle English chauntecler from Old French chantecler the name of the rooster in the tale of Reynard the Fox chanter to sing ; see chant . cler clear ; see clear .
- (now rare) A rooster or cock.
From Old French chantecler, the proper name of the cock in Reynard the Fox.