Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “peacock”

See all translations

peacock

noun [C]  /ˈpiˌkɑk/ us  
a large bird with long, bright, showy, blue and green tail feathers that it can spread out
Translations of “peacock”
in Korean (수컷) 공작…
in Arabic طاووس…
in French paon, paonne…
in Turkish tavus kuşu…
in Italian pavone…
in Chinese (Traditional) 孔雀, 注重儀表和衣飾的男子,虛榮驕傲的男子…
in Russian павлин…
in Polish paw…
in Spanish pavo real…
in Portuguese pavão…
in German der Pfau…
in Catalan paó…
in Japanese クジャク…
in Chinese (Simplified) 孔雀, 注重仪表和衣饰的男子,虚荣骄傲的男子…
(Definition of peacock from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of peacock?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “peacock” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More