(dated) One who breeds gamecocks or arranges cockfights.
(dated) One who hunts gamecocks.
# (colloquial) A cocker spaniel, either of two breeds of dogs originally bred for hunting gamecocks.
* cocker spaniel
From (etyl) coker "a quiver, boot" from (etyl) cocer "quiver, case" from (etyl) . More at (l).
A rustic high shoe, half-boots
Origin uncertain. Perhaps (etyl) cokeren; compare (etyl) .
(UK, informal) Friend, mate.
, year = 1993
, first = Arnold
, last = Wesker
, authorlink = Arnold Wesker
, title = Bluey
, passage = I been to see 'im. Not pretty. Ward sister tell me 'e'll be alright but not for a while yet. Concussion. Bloody 'ell! Lucky 'e wasn't killed, lump of lead like that. Lucky for you too, cocker
, year = 2004
, first = Sue
, last = Townsend
, authorlink = Sue Townsend
, title = Adrian Mole and The Weapons of Mass Destruction
, isbn = 9780718146900
, page = 361
, passage = He said, 'Not my cup of Darjeeling, cocker
. I've been more intellectually challenged at a kiddies' swimming gala.'
* old cocker
To make a nestle-cock of; to indulge or pamper (particularly of children)
:1611 , (King James Bible), (Ecclesiasticus), xxx. 9
::Cocker thy childe, and hee ?hall]] make thee afraid: play with him and he will bring thee to [[heaviness, heauinesse.
* J. Ingelow
- Poor folks cannot afford to cocker themselves up.
* cocker up
A person who mocks.
(archaic) A deceiver; an impostor.
* mocker nut
* put the mockers on