"cock" Definition

  1. a familiar term of address; “jolly old COCK,” a jovial fellow, “how are you, old COCK?” Frequently rendered nowadays, COCK-E-E, a vulgar street salutation—probably a corruption of COCK-EYE. The latter is frequently heard as a shout or street cry after a man or boy.
  2. a smoking term; “COCKING a Broseley,” _i.e._, smoking a pipe. Broseley in Shropshire is famous for “churchwardens.” A “COCK” is an apocryphal story, generally, of a murder or elopement bawled about the streets by the Seven Dials’ “patterers.”
  3. a pugilistic term for a man who is knocked out of time. “Knocked him a reg’lar COCK.” Sometimes used to signify knocked out of shape, as, “Knocked him A-COCK,” probably connected with “cocked-hat shape.” A horse who has been backed by the public, but who does not run, or, running, does not persevere.
  4. “to COCK your eye,” to shut or wink one eye, to make “sheep’s-eyes.”

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Position in the dictionary: 691 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: cock and bull story, cock of the walk, cock one’s toes, cock-a-hoop, cock-a-wax, cock-and-hen-club, cock-and-pinch, cock-eye, cock-robin shop, cockalorum
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