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coldcock

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verb cold·cock \ˈkōl(d)-ˈkäk, ˌkōl(d)-\

Simple Definition of coldcock

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of coldcock

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to knock unconscious

Examples of coldcock in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology of coldcock

perhaps 2cock


First Known Use: circa 1918


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