cockyolly bird

noun
cocky·​ol·​ly bird
variants: or cockyoly bird \ ˌkäkēˈälēˌ-​ \

Definition of cockyolly bird

: any small bird used as a pet name

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History and Etymology for cockyolly bird

baby-talk, perhaps from cock entry 1 + yellow

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“Cockyolly bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cockyolly%20bird. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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