cockyolly bird

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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