Origin of caponMiddle English capoun from Old English capun and Old French chapon from Classical Latin capo from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)kep-, to cut from source shaft
Origin of caponMiddle English capoun from Old English capūn and from Old French capon both from Latin cāpō cāpōn-
- A cockerel which has been gelded and fattened for the table.
(third-person singular simple present capons, present participle caponing, simple past and past participle caponed)
- To castrate; to make a capon of.