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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“Cockarouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cockarouse. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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