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English definition of “cock”

cock

noun uk   /kɒk/ us    /kɑːk/

cock noun (BIRD)

[C] (US also rooster) an adult male chicken: The cock started to crow.Names for the male and female of animalsHens [C] used with the name of a bird to refer to the adult male of that type: a cock robin a cock pheasantNames for the male and female of animals

cock noun (PENIS)

[C] offensive a penisInformal words for the sexual organs

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?Friendly and unfriendly terms of address

cock

verb uk   /kɒk/ us    /kɑːk/

cock verb (TURN)

[T] to move a part of your body upwards or in a particular direction: He cocked his head on one side with a slight frown. The dog cocked its leg (= urinated) against a tree. to cock an ear/eyebrowGestures with the head or shoulders

cock verb (PREPARE GUN)

[T] to push the necessary piece of a gun up into position so that it is ready to fire: He cocked his rifle and took aim.Guns
cocked
adjective uk   /kɒkt/ us    /kɑːkt/
Her hat was cocked at a jaunty angle.Slanting, sloping, leaning, tilting
Phrasal verbs
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