Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An adult male chicken.
  • noun An adult male of certain other birds.
  • noun A person regarded as cocky or pugnacious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The male of the domestic hen; a cock, as distinguished from the female or hen.
  • noun Any bird that roosts; a percher. See Insessores.
  • noun In lumbering, same as goose-neck, 4 .

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

  • noun U.S. The male of the domestic fowl; a cock.

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

  • noun A male domestic fowl, Gallus gallus.

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

  • noun adult male chicken

Etymologies

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roost +‎ -er

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  • February 9, 2009