cold·​cock ˈkōl(d)-ˈkäk How to pronounce coldcock (audio)
coldcocked; coldcocking; coldcocks

transitive verb

: to knock unconscious

Example Sentences

He got coldcocked by some guy in a bar.
Recent Examples on the Web Trent Frederic stepped in to set the record straight, coldcocking Pederson with a right hand. Frank Dell'apa,, 31 Mar. 2023

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Word History


perhaps cock entry 2

First Known Use

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coldcock was circa 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Coldcock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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