cock-a-leekie

noun
cock-a-leek·​ie | \ ˌkä-ki-ˈlē-kē How to pronounce cock-a-leekie (audio) \

Definition of cock-a-leekie

: a soup made of chicken and leeks

First Known Use of cock-a-leekie

1737, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cock-a-leekie

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

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

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“Cock-a-leekie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cock-a-leekie. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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