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 ?
always cockering up his honour, dining miserably and in secret, and making a hypocrite of the toothpick with which he sallies out into the street after eating nothing to oblige him to use it