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 adult male chicken:

The cock started to crow.

[ C ] used with the name of a bird to refer to the adult male 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 friendly form of address, used especially by a man talking to another man:

Wotcher, cock! How's things?

cockverb

uk /kɒk/ us /kɑːk/

(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 adult male chicken)

cockverb [ T ]

us /kɑk/

cock verb [ T ] (TURN)

to turn a part of the body in a particular direction:

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)