Variant of woodcock
- a migratory European shorebird (Scolopax rusticola) with short legs and a long bill, of the same family (Scolopacidae) as snipe: it is hunted as game
- ☆ a smaller game bird (Philohela minor) of the same family that frequents bogs and swampy places of E North America
- Obsolete a fool; dupe
Origin: Middle English wodekoc from Old English wuducoc from wudu, wood plush coc, a cock
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