verb \ˈkōl(d)-ˈkäk, ˌkōl(d)-\

: to hit (someone) very hard : to knock out (someone) with a hard punch

Full Definition of COLDCOCK

transitive verb
:  to knock unconscious

Examples of COLDCOCK

  1. He got coldcocked by some guy in a bar.

Origin of COLDCOCK

perhaps 2cock
First Known Use: circa 1918


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