Definition of Cocker

1. Noun. A small breed with wavy silky hair; originally developed in England.

Exact synonyms: Cocker Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel
Generic synonyms: Spaniel

2. Verb. Treat with excessive indulgence. "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

Definition of Cocker

1. v. t. To treat with too great tenderness; to fondle; to indulge; to pamper.

2. n. One given to cockfighting.

3. n. A rustic high shoe or half-boots.

Definition of Cocker

1. Noun. (dated) someone who breed gamecocks, or arranges cockfights ¹

2. Noun. a cocker spaniel ¹

3. Noun. A rustic high shoe, half-boots ¹

4. Verb. To indulge or pamper (someone). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cocker

1. to pamper [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: pamper

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cocker

cockblocking
cockblocks
cockboat
cockboats
cockbrain
cockbrained
cockbrains
cockbreath
cockchafer
cockchafers
cockcrow
cockcrows
cocked
cocked hat
cocked hats
cocker (current term)
cocker spaniel
cocker spaniels
cocker up
cockered
cockerel
cockerels
cockering
cockerpoo
cockerpoos
cockers
cocket
cocket writer
cockets
cockeye

Literary usage of Cocker

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1. The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore by Thomas Moore, Alfred Denis Godley (1910)
"cocker, ON CHURCH REFORM FOUNDED UPON SOME LATE CALCULATIONS FINE figures of speech let your orators follow, Old cocker has figures that beat them all ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"cocker. The original meaning of cockney is a child too tenderly or delicately ... The primitive meaning of cocker then is simply to rock the cradle, ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1840)
"Chalmers, the best account of cocker is to be found in Massey's “Origin and Progress of Letters,” and some further particulars were communicated by Mr. ..."

4. The Complete Dog Book by William A. Bruette (1922)
"THE cocker SPANIEL The cocker Spaniel, unlike the field varieties, is free from any abnormalities, being a rationally built and symmetrical little dog, ..."

5. The Dog by Jonathan Peel, Edward Mayhew, William Nelson Hutchinson (1857)
"Of Spaniels there are several varieties, but of these the Suffolk cocker is the ... The Suffolk cocker, on the contrary, is extremely docile, can be easily ..."

6. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1870)
"He speaks of having employed cocker to engrave his "new sliding-rule with silver ... Pepys also speaks of finding cocker " by his discourse very ingenious ..."

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