Cocker meaning

kŏkər
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A cocker spaniel.
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To coddle; pamper.
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To pamper, spoil, or coddle.
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A person who breeds or trains fighting cocks.
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A man, esp. an old one: a jocular or derogatory term.
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(dated) Someone who breeds gamecocks, or arranges cockfights.
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A cocker spaniel.
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A rustic high shoe, half-boots.
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To indulge or pamper (someone).
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Origin of cocker

  • Middle English cokeren

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

  • 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 Wiktionary

  • From Middle English coker "a quiver, boot" from Old English cocer "quiver, case" from Proto-Germanic *kukur- (“container, case”). More at quiver.

    From Wiktionary

  • From cock (the bird).

    From Wiktionary