cock-a-leekie

noun

cock-a-leek·​ie ˌkä-ki-ˈlē-kē How to pronounce cock-a-leekie (audio)
: a soup made of chicken and leeks

Word History

Etymology

alteration of cockie (diminutive of cock entry 1) + leekie, diminutive of leek

First Known Use

1737, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cock-a-leekie was in 1737

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Cite this Entry

“Cock-a-leekie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cock-a-leekie. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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