cockarouse

noun
cock·​a·​rouse
variants: or cockerouse \ ˈkäkəˌrau̇s \
plural -s

Definition of cockarouse

: a person of consequence among the American colonists

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History and Etymology for cockarouse

of Algonquian origin; akin to caucauasu elder (in some Algonquian language of Virginia)

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