bawcock

noun

baw·​cock ˈbȯ-ˌkäk How to pronounce bawcock (audio)
archaic
: a fine fellow

Word History

Etymology

French beau coq, from beau fine + coq fellow, cock

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bawcock was in 1599

Dictionary Entries Near bawcock

Cite this Entry

“Bawcock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bawcock. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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