cocking

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cock (a male bird, esp. a rooster; many derivatives, incl. penis) + -ing (forming participles)

Verb[edit]

cocking

  1. Present participle of cock.

Noun[edit]

cocking (countable and uncountable, plural cockings)

  1. (archaic) The hunting of gamecocks.
  2. (obsolete) Cockfighting.
    • 1792, The European Magazine, and London Review (volume 21, page 313)
      Thus circumstanced, he became the avowed companion of sharpers and gamblers, attended cockings and races []

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cocking (not comparable)

  1. (vulgar) offensive or worthless
    • 2000, Neil Kurtzman, Doing Nothing (page 180)
      "Son of a cocking bastard."