cockerel

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From Middle English cockerelle, equivalent to cock +‎ -rel.

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cockerel (plural cockerels)

  1. A young male chicken.
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 6
      He had made arrangements with the cockerel to call him three-quarters of an hour earlier in the mornings instead of half an hour.

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