"cock of the walk" Definition

  1. a master spirit, head of a party. Places where poultry are fed are called WALKS, and the barn door cocks invariably fight for the supremacy till one has obtained it. At schools where this phrase was originally much used, it has been diminished to “COCK” only.

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Position in the dictionary: 693 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: cock one’s toes, cock-a-hoop, cock-a-wax, cock-and-hen-club, cock-and-pinch, cock-eye, cock-robin shop, cockalorum, cocked-hat-club, cocked-hat-shaped
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