turkey-cock

noun
tur·​key-cock | \ ˈtər-kē-ˌkäk How to pronounce turkey-cock (audio) \

Definition of turkey-cock

2 : a strutting pompous person

First Known Use of turkey-cock

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Turkey-cock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turkey-cock. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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