Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A timorous, cowardly fellow.
  • Tame; timorous; cowardly.

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

  • noun obsolete An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.

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

  • noun obsolete An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.

Etymologies

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Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”). For use of cock as a diminutive suffix, see also niddicock.

Examples

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  • A henpecked husband.

    February 1, 2008

  • A master of confident free talk

    He struts on the stage like a peacock.

    At home though, I've heard,

    He's a different bird.

    A hen rules that stammering meacock.

    May 29, 2015