rooster

noun roost·er \ ˈrü-stər also ˈru̇- \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of rooster

1 a : an adult male domestic chicken : cock
b : an adult male of various birds other than the domestic chicken
2 : a cocky or vain man

Examples of rooster in a Sentence

  1. We heard the crow of a rooster.

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First Known Use of rooster

1772


ROOSTER Defined for English Language Learners

rooster

noun

Definition of rooster for English Language Learners

  • : an adult male chicken


ROOSTER Defined for Kids

rooster

noun roost·er \ ˈrü-stər \

Definition of rooster for Students

: an adult male chicken


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