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- n. phonetic spelling of peacock, as used in the Sean O'Casey play, Juno and the Paycock.
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One verse he rendered "Like a paycock in a wild-dook's nest, and a howl in the dessert, even so be I."
Wan was in front, beway he was the ginral, walkin’ wid his chin up as proud as a paycock.
Whin O’Moore was towld that Paddy was kapin’ comp’ny wid Nora, an’ the latther an’ her mother towld him she wanted fur to marry Paddy, the owld felly got tarin’ mad, fur he was as proud as a paycock, an’ though he’d nothin’ himself, he riz agin the match, an’ all the poor mother an’
She was wan o’ thim frishky widdys that shtruts an’ wears fine close an’ puts on more airs than a paycock.