bawcock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French baud (bold, gay) + cock.

Noun[edit]

bawcock (plural bawcocks)

  1. (archaic) A fine fellow.
    • c. 1599, Henry V, by Shakespeare, Act III Scene II
      Abate thy rage, abate thy manly rage; / Abate thy rage, great duke. / Good bawcock, bate thy rage. Use lenity, sweet chuck.

References[edit]

  • bawcock at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • bawcock in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911