cocker

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From cock (the bird).

Noun[edit]

cocker (plural cockers)

  1. (dated) someone who breeds gamecocks, or arranges cockfights
  2. a cocker spaniel

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

cocker (plural cockers)

  1. A rustic high shoe, half-boots

Etymology 3[edit]

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).

Verb[edit]

cocker (third-person singular simple present cockers, present participle cockering, simple past and past participle cockered)

  1. To indulge or pamper (someone).
    • Bible, Ecclesiasticus xxx. 9
      Cocker thy child and he shall make thee afraid.
    • J. Ingelow
      Poor folks cannot afford to cocker themselves up.
Derived terms[edit]

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

English

Noun[edit]

cocker m (plural cockers)

  1. cocker spaniel

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

cocker m (invariable)

  1. cocker spaniel