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Meaning of “cock” in the English Dictionary

"cock" in British English

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cocknoun

uk   /kɒk/  us   /kɑːk/
  • cock noun (BIRD)

[C] (US also rooster) an ​adultmalechicken: The cock ​started to crow. [C] used with the ​name of a ​bird to refer to the ​adultmale of that ​type: a cock ​robin a cock ​pheasant
  • cock noun (PENIS)

[C] offensive a penis
  • cock noun (FORM OF ADDRESS)

UK old-fashioned informal (also cocker ) a ​friendlyform of ​address, used ​especially by a man ​talking to another man: Wotcher, cock! How's things?

cockverb

uk   /kɒk/  us   /kɑːk/
  • cock verb (TURN)

[T] to ​move a ​part of ​yourbodyupwards or in a ​particulardirection: He cocked his head on one ​side with a ​slightfrown. The ​dog cocked ​its leg (= ​urinated) against a ​tree. to cock an ​ear/​eyebrow
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of cock from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cock" in American English

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cocknoun [C]

 us   /kɑk/
  • cock noun [C] (BIRD)

a ​rooster (= an ​adultmalechicken)

cockverb [T]

 us   /kɑk/
  • cock verb [T] (TURN)

to ​turn a ​part of the ​body in a ​particulardirection: He cocked his ​head to one ​side.
  • cock verb [T] (PREPARE GUN)

to ​prepare a ​gun so that it is ​ready for ​firing
(Definition of cock from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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