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"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)







"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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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