Other Word Forms of Cocker
Origin of Cocker
Origin uncertain. Perhaps Old English cokeren; compare Welsh cocru (“to indulge, fondle”), French coqueliner (“to dandle, to imitate the crow of a cock, to run after the girls”), and English cockle and cock (“a bird”).
From Middle English coker "a quiver, boot" from Old English cocer "quiver, case" from Proto-Germanic *kukur- (“container, case”). More at quiver.
Middle English cokeren
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From cock (the bird).
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