cockalane

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French coq-à-l'âne (satire, incoherent story). Compare cock-and-bull.

Noun[edit]

cockalane (plural cockalanes)

  1. (Scotland, obsolete) A satire or lampoon.
  2. (Scotland, obsolete) A rambling or incoherent story, which passes from one subject to another (as from a cock to a bull).