dialectal British variant of
Middle English (northern dialect) calke, from Old English (northern dialect) calc (in other dialects cealc)
probably alteration of cock (to cog)
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“Cauk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cauk. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.
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