coldcock

verb
cold·​cock | \ ˈkōl(d)-ˈkäk How to pronounce coldcock (audio) , ˌkōl(d)- \
coldcocked; coldcocking; coldcocks

Definition of coldcock

transitive verb

: to knock unconscious

Examples of coldcock in a Sentence

He got coldcocked by some guy in a bar.

First Known Use of coldcock

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coldcock

perhaps cock entry 2

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The first known use of coldcock was circa 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Coldcock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coldcock. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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coldcock

verb
How to pronounce coldcock (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of coldcock

US, informal : to hit (someone) very hard : to knock out (someone) with a hard punch

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