Definition of cockerel
: a young male of the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus)
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More recent designs include the cockerel, marking the Year of The Rooster.
The golden cockerel perched on its old-fashioned soccer ball gleamed in the autumn sunshine.
As brilliant as the role of the cockerel is, the ballet belongs to them.
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Origin and Etymology of cockerel
Middle English cokerelle, from Anglo-French cokerel, diminutive of coc
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of cockerel for English Language Learners
: a young male chicken
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