rooster

noun
roost·​er | \ ˈrü-stər How to pronounce rooster (audio) also ˈru̇- How to pronounce rooster (audio) \

Definition of rooster

1a : 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

We heard the crow of a rooster.
Recent Examples on the Web One rooster to eight or nine hens is about the right ratio. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Apr. 2022 The owner of the plucky poultry crowing at all hours has surrendered the rooster to San Francisco animal control officers. Gwendolyn Wu, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Mar. 2022 Chris Paul, The Weekend, Kyler Murray, Khris Middleton, Pink Sweats and others are among the rooster. Corein Carter, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 It’s Thursday, March 24, and the Tenderloin rooster has been surrendered to animal control. Gwendolyn Wu, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Mar. 2022 Theodore Roosevelt, an avid animal lover, had a pack of dogs, snakes, guinea pigs and, by one account, a one-legged rooster. Leanne Italie, Chron, 29 Jan. 2022 Theodore Roosevelt, an avid animal lover, had a pack of dogs, snakes, guinea pigs and, by one account, a one-legged rooster. Leanne Italie, chicagotribune.com, 29 Jan. 2022 Mike and Rafo, in particular, generate an affectionate rapport that implicitly rebukes the kind of aggressive male posturing summed up by the rooster’s name. Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2021 Instead of a rooster on the label there was a mountain range, and the sauce itself was a vibrant yellow-orange. Julia Duarte, Bon Appétit, 24 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rooster

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Last Updated

26 May 2022

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“Rooster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rooster. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for rooster

rooster

noun
roost·​er | \ ˈrü-stər How to pronounce rooster (audio) \

Kids Definition of rooster

: an adult male chicken

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