Cock definition

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A faucet or valve by which the flow of a liquid or gas can be regulated.
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To raise to an erect position.

A dog cocks his ears.

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The penis.
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A tilting or turning upward, as of the eye or ear.
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To tilt or turn up or to one side, usually in a jaunty or alert manner.

Cocked an eyebrow in response to a silly question.

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To set the hammer of (a firearm) in a position ready for firing.
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To raise in preparation to throw or hit.

Cocked the bat before swinging at the pitch.

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To tilt or turn (the eye or ear) toward something.
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To draw back (one's fist, arm, etc.) ready to strike.
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To assume an erect or tilted position.
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(archaic) To behave in a cocky way; strut.
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(slang, vulgar) The penis.
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The definition of a cock is a rooster.

An example of a cock is a male chicken.

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(archaic) The characteristic cry of a rooster early in the morning.
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An adult male chicken; a rooster.
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An adult male of various other birds.
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The hammer of a firearm.
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The position of the hammer of a firearm when ready for firing.
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To arrange (straw or hay) into piles shaped like cones.
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A faucet or valve for regulating the flow of a liquid or gas.
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A jaunty, erect position.

The cock of a hat.

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The male of the chicken; rooster.
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The male of certain other birds.
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The crowing of a rooster, esp. at sunrise.
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Cockcrow.
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The hammer of a firearm.
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The position of such a hammer when set for firing.
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To tilt or set (a hat, etc.) jauntily on one side.
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To set the hammer of (a gun) in firing position.
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To set (a tripping device, as for the shutter of a camera) ready to be released.
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A small, cone-shaped pile, as of hay.
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To pile in cocks.
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A male bird, especially a domestic fowl.
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Male chicken or other gallinaceous bird.
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Male pigeon.
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A valve or tap for controlling flow in plumbing.
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The hammer of a firearm trigger mechanism.
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The notch of an arrow or crossbow.
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(curling) The circle at the end of the rink.
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The state of being cocked; an upward turn, tilt or angle.
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(UK, New Zealand, pejorative, slang) A stupid person.
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(informal, UK, Tasmania) An informal term of address.

All right, cock?

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A boastful tilt of one's head or hat.
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(informal) Shuttlecock.
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A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.
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(dated, humorous) A chief man; a leader or master.
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The crow of a cock, especially the first crow in the morning; cockcrow.
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The style or gnomon of a sundial.

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The indicator of a balance.

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The bridge piece that affords a bearing for the pivot of a balance in a clock or watch.

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(intransitive) To lift the cock of a firearm; to prepare (a gun) to be fired.
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(intransitive) To be prepared to be triggered by having the cock lifted.

In the darkness, the gun cocked loudly.

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To erect; to turn up.
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(UK, slang) To copulate with.
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To turn or twist something upwards or to one side; to lift or tilt (e.g. headwear) boastfully.

He cocked his hat jauntily.

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(intransitive, dated) To turn (the eye) obliquely and partially close its lid, as an expression of derision or insinuation.
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(intransitive, dated) To strut; to swagger; to look big, pert, or menacing.

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(slang) Expression of annoyance.
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A small conical pile of hay.

The farmhands stack the hay into cocks.

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To form into piles.
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Short for cock-boat, a type of small boat.
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(obsolete) A corruption of the word God, used in oaths.
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A weathervane shaped like a rooster; a weathercock.
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To cock is defined as to tilt or raise to an upright position.

An example of to cock is tilting a hat to the side.

An example of to cock is a cat raising his ears when he hears a sound outside, he cocks his ears.

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A tilting or jaunty turn upward.

The cock of a hat.

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A man or boy regarded as mean or contemptible.
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To set (a device, such as a camera shutter) in a position ready for use.
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A cone-shaped pile of straw or hay.
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A woodcock.
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A weather vane in the shape of a rooster; weathercock.
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A leader or chief, esp. one with some boldness or arrogance.
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(slang) The penis.
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cock of the walk
  • An overbearing or domineering person.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cock
Plural:
cocks

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of cock

  • Middle English cok from Old English cocc probably from Late Latin coccus from coco a cackling of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English cok

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English cock, cok, from Old English -cocc (attested in place names), from Old Norse kǫkkr (“lump”), from Proto-Germanic *kukkaz (“bulge, swelling”), from Proto-Indo-European *geugh- (“swelling”). Cognate with Norwegian kok (“heap, lump”), Swedish koka (“a lump of earth”), German Kocke (“heap of hay, dunghill”), Middle Low German kogge (“wide, rounded ship”), Dutch kogel (“ball”), German Kugel (“ball, globe”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English cok, from Old English coc, cocc (“cock, male bird”), from Proto-Germanic *kukkaz (“cock”), probably of onomatopoeic origin. Cognate with Old Norse kokkr ("cock"; whence Danish kok (“cock”)). Reinforced by Old French coc, also of imitative origin.

    From Wiktionary

  • from Old French coque (“a type of small boat”), from child-talk coco 'egg'

    From Wiktionary