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1. A cocker spaniel.
a. A person who keeps or trains gamecocks.
b. A person who promotes or attends cockfights.
tr.v. cock·ered, cock·er·ing, cock·ers
To pamper, spoil, or coddle.
[Middle English cokeren.]
1. (Gambling, except Cards) a devotee of cockfighting
2. (Breeds) short for cocker spaniel
(tr) rare to pamper or spoil by indulgence
informal Brit a mate (esp in the phrase old cocker)
[C15: perhaps from cock1 with the sense: to make a cock (i.e. pet) of]
according to Cocker reliable or reliably; correct or correctly
[from Edward Cocker (1631–75), English arithmetician]
a person who promotes or patronizes cockfights.
to pamper: to cocker a child.
[1495–1505; orig. uncertain]
Joe (Robert John), born 1944, English blues and rock singer and musician.
Past participle: cockered
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|Noun||1.||cocker - a small breed with wavy silky hair; originally developed in England|
spaniel - any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled ears
|Verb||1.||cocker - treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"|