Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cock-fighter; one who makes a practice of fighting game-cocks, or of training them for fighting.
  • noun A dog of the spaniel kind, trained to start woodcock and snipe in woods and marshes.
  • noun A quiver.
  • noun plural High shoes or half-boots, laced or buttoned.
  • noun plural Thick stockings without feet, used as an outside protection for the lower part of the leg.
  • noun plural Same as cockermegs.
  • noun A fighter; a bully.
  • To fondle; indulge; treat with excessive tenderness; pamper; spoil.
  • noun A reaper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To treat with too great tenderness; to fondle; to indulge; to pamper.
  • noun obsolete A rustic high shoe or half-boots.
  • noun obsolete One given to cockfighting.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A small dog of the spaniel kind, used for starting up woodcocks, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun dated someone who breed gamecocks, or arranges cockfights
  • noun a cocker spaniel
  • verb To indulge or pamper (someone).
  • noun A rustic high shoe, half-boots

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb treat with excessive indulgence
  • noun a small breed with wavy silky hair; originally developed in England

Etymologies

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From cock (the bird).

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Origin uncertain.

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

Examples

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  • Mmmm, a reaper.

    January 11, 2016

  • See also coker.

    January 11, 2016