from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cocker spaniel.
- n. A person who keeps or trains gamecocks.
- n. A person who promotes or attends cockfights.
- transitive v. To pamper, spoil, or coddle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. someone who breed gamecocks, or arranges cockfights
- n. a cocker spaniel
- n. A rustic high shoe, half-boots
- v. To indulge or pamper (someone).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To treat with too great tenderness; to fondle; to indulge; to pamper.
- n. One given to cockfighting.
- n. A small dog of the spaniel kind, used for starting up woodcocks, etc.
- n. A rustic high shoe or half-boots.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A quiver.
- n. plural High shoes or half-boots, laced or buttoned.
- n. plural Thick stockings without feet, used as an outside protection for the lower part of the leg.
- n. plural Same as cockermegs.
- n. A cock-fighter; one who makes a practice of fighting game-cocks, or of training them for fighting.
- n. A dog of the spaniel kind, trained to start woodcock and snipe in woods and marshes.
- n. A fighter; a bully.
- To fondle; indulge; treat with excessive tenderness; pamper; spoil.
- n. A reaper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. treat with excessive indulgence
- n. a small breed with wavy silky hair; originally developed in England
Middle English cokeren.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From cock (the bird). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English coker "a quiver, boot" from Old English cocer "quiver, case" from Proto-Germanic *kukur- (“container, case”). More at quiver. (Wiktionary)
Origin uncertain. (Wiktionary)