cockarouse

noun cock·a·rouse
variants: or cockerouse \ˈkäkəˌrau̇s\

Definition of cockarouse

plural -s
:a person of consequence among the American colonists

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Origin and Etymology of cockarouse

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


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