cocker


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cock·er 1

 (kŏk′ər)
n.
1. A cocker spaniel.
2.
a. A person who keeps or trains gamecocks.
b. A person who promotes or attends cockfights.

cock·er 2

 (kŏk′ər)
tr.v. cock·ered, cock·er·ing, cock·ers
To pamper, spoil, or coddle.

[Middle English cokeren.]

cocker

(ˈkɒkə)
n
1. (Gambling, except Cards) a devotee of cockfighting
2. (Breeds) short for cocker spaniel

cocker

(ˈkɒkə)
vb
(tr) rare to pamper or spoil by indulgence
n
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]

Cocker

(ˈkɒkə)
n
according to Cocker reliable or reliably; correct or correctly
[from Edward Cocker (1631–75), English arithmetician]

cock•er1

(ˈkɒk ər)

n.
[1805–15; (wood) cock + -er1, i.e., woodcock starter]

cock•er2

(ˈkɒk ər)

n.
a person who promotes or patronizes cockfights.
[1680–90; (game) cock + -er1]

cock•er3

(ˈkɒk ər)

v.t.
to pamper: to cocker a child.
[1495–1505; orig. uncertain]

Cocker

(ˈkɒk ər)

n.
Joe (Robert John), born 1944, English blues and rock singer and musician.

cocker


Past participle: cockered
Gerund: cockering

Imperative
cocker
cocker
Present
I cocker
you cocker
he/she/it cockers
we cocker
you cocker
they cocker
Preterite
I cockered
you cockered
he/she/it cockered
we cockered
you cockered
they cockered
Present Continuous
I am cockering
you are cockering
he/she/it is cockering
we are cockering
you are cockering
they are cockering
Present Perfect
I have cockered
you have cockered
he/she/it has cockered
we have cockered
you have cockered
they have cockered
Past Continuous
I was cockering
you were cockering
he/she/it was cockering
we were cockering
you were cockering
they were cockering
Past Perfect
I had cockered
you had cockered
he/she/it had cockered
we had cockered
you had cockered
they had cockered
Future
I will cocker
you will cocker
he/she/it will cocker
we will cocker
you will cocker
they will cocker
Future Perfect
I will have cockered
you will have cockered
he/she/it will have cockered
we will have cockered
you will have cockered
they will have cockered
Future Continuous
I will be cockering
you will be cockering
he/she/it will be cockering
we will be cockering
you will be cockering
they will be cockering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cockering
you have been cockering
he/she/it has been cockering
we have been cockering
you have been cockering
they have been cockering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cockering
you will have been cockering
he/she/it will have been cockering
we will have been cockering
you will have been cockering
they will have been cockering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cockering
you had been cockering
he/she/it had been cockering
we had been cockering
you had been cockering
they had been cockering
Conditional
I would cocker
you would cocker
he/she/it would cocker
we would cocker
you would cocker
they would cocker
Past Conditional
I would have cockered
you would have cockered
he/she/it would have cockered
we would have cockered
you would have cockered
they would have cockered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cocker - a small breed with wavy silky haircocker - 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
Verb1.cocker - treat with excessive indulgencecocker - treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
Translations

cocker

[ˈkɒkəʳ] N (also cocker spaniel) → cocker m

cocker

n (also cocker spaniel)Cocker(spaniel) m

cocker

[ˈkɒkeʳ] n (also cocker spaniel) → cocker (spaniel) m inv
References in classic literature ?
Nature does not cocker us; we are children, not pets; she is not fond; everything is dealt to us without fear or favor, after severe universal laws.
But his favourite cocker, Dash, that had been lying at my feet, took the liberty of jumping upon him and beginning to lick his face.
They took De Foe to their bosoms, instead of Euclid, and seemed to be on the whole more comforted by Goldsmith than by Cocker.
He explained that the cocker retrieved from the platform in the canoe's bow.
The dog, Lady, helped many families fall in love with cocker spaniels.
British singer Joe Cocker passed away at 70 in his Crawford residence on Monday, Dec.
Ringo said: "Goodbye and God bless to Joe Cocker from one of his friends, peace and love.
JOE COCKER, the gravel-voiced singer best known for his cover of the Beatles song With A Little Help From My Friends, has died, aged 70.
FORMER Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has led tributes to rock and blues singer Joe Cocker, who has died at the age of 70.
Marshall Arts, which represented Cocker for more than 30 years, confirmed his death.
Raspy-voiced, Grammy-winning singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends" and "You Are So Beautiful," has died, his agent said.