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cockerel

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noun cock·er·el \ˈkä-k(ə-)rəl\

Simple Definition of cockerel

  • : a young male chicken

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cockerel

  1. :  a young male of the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus)

Origin and Etymology of cockerel

Middle English cokerelle, from Anglo-French cokerel, diminutive of coc


First Known Use: 15th century


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