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pea·cock

 (pē′kŏk′)
n.
1.
a. A male peafowl, distinguished by its crested head, brilliant blue or green plumage, and long modified back feathers that are marked with iridescent eyelike spots and that can be spread in a fanlike form.
b. A peafowl, either male or female.
2. A vain or ostentatious person.
intr.v. pea·cocked, pea·cock·ing, pea·cocks
To strut about like a peacock; exhibit oneself vainly.

[Middle English pocock, pecok : po, peacock (from Old English pawa, pēa, peafowl, from Latin pāvō, peacock) + Middle English cok; see cock1.]

pea′cock′ish, pea′cock′y adj.

peacock

(ˈpiːˌkɒk)
n, pl -cocks or -cock
1. (Animals) a male peafowl, having a crested head and a very large fanlike tail marked with blue and green eyelike spots.
2. (Animals) another name for peafowl
3. a vain strutting person
vb
4. to display (oneself) proudly
5. obsolete slang Austral to acquire (the best pieces of land) in such a way that the surrounding land is useless to others
[C14 pecok, pe- from Old English pāwa (from Latin pāvō peacock) + cock1]
ˈpeaˌcockish adj
ˈpeaˌhen fem n

Peacock

(ˈpiːˌkɒk)
n
(Biography) Thomas Love. 1785–1866, English novelist and poet, noted for his satirical romances, including Headlong Hall (1816) and Nightmare Abbey (1818)

pea•cock

(ˈpiˌkɒk)

n., pl. -cocks, (esp. collectively) -cock,
1. the male of the peafowl, distinguished by its long, erectile, iridescent tail feathers that are marked with eyelike spots and can be spread in a fan.
2. any peafowl.
3. a vain, self-conscious person.
v.i.
4. to display oneself vainly; strut like a peacock.
[1250–1300; Middle English pecok=pe- (Old English pēa peafowl < Latin pāvō) + cok cock1]
pea′cock`ish, pea′cock′y, adj.

Pea•cock

(ˈpiˌkɒk)

n.
Thomas Love, 1785–1866, English poet and novelist.

peacock


Past participle: peacocked
Gerund: peacocking

Imperative
peacock
peacock
Present
I peacock
you peacock
he/she/it peacocks
we peacock
you peacock
they peacock
Preterite
I peacocked
you peacocked
he/she/it peacocked
we peacocked
you peacocked
they peacocked
Present Continuous
I am peacocking
you are peacocking
he/she/it is peacocking
we are peacocking
you are peacocking
they are peacocking
Present Perfect
I have peacocked
you have peacocked
he/she/it has peacocked
we have peacocked
you have peacocked
they have peacocked
Past Continuous
I was peacocking
you were peacocking
he/she/it was peacocking
we were peacocking
you were peacocking
they were peacocking
Past Perfect
I had peacocked
you had peacocked
he/she/it had peacocked
we had peacocked
you had peacocked
they had peacocked
Future
I will peacock
you will peacock
he/she/it will peacock
we will peacock
you will peacock
they will peacock
Future Perfect
I will have peacocked
you will have peacocked
he/she/it will have peacocked
we will have peacocked
you will have peacocked
they will have peacocked
Future Continuous
I will be peacocking
you will be peacocking
he/she/it will be peacocking
we will be peacocking
you will be peacocking
they will be peacocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been peacocking
you have been peacocking
he/she/it has been peacocking
we have been peacocking
you have been peacocking
they have been peacocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been peacocking
you will have been peacocking
he/she/it will have been peacocking
we will have been peacocking
you will have been peacocking
they will have been peacocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been peacocking
you had been peacocking
he/she/it had been peacocking
we had been peacocking
you had been peacocking
they had been peacocking
Conditional
I would peacock
you would peacock
he/she/it would peacock
we would peacock
you would peacock
they would peacock
Past Conditional
I would have peacocked
you would have peacocked
he/she/it would have peacocked
we would have peacocked
you would have peacocked
they would have peacocked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peacock - European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespotpeacock - European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespot
brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly - medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
genus Inachis, Inachis - a genus of Nymphalidae
2.peacock - male peafowl; having a crested head and very large fanlike tail marked with iridescent eyes or spots
bird of Juno, peafowl - very large terrestrial southeast Asian pheasant often raised as an ornamental bird

peacock

verb
To walk with exaggerated or unnatural motions expressive of self-importance or self-display:
Informal: sashay.
Translations
طاؤوسطاووسطَاوُوسٌ
паун
páv-ice
påfugl
pavo
riikinkukko
मोर
paun
páva
burung merakmerak
páfugl
クジャク
공작새
povas
pāvs
păun
páv
pav
påfågel
นกยูง
chim côngcon công

peacock

[ˈpiːkɒk]
A. N (peacocks or peacock (pl)) → pavo m real
B. CPD peacock blue Nazul m (de) pavo real

peacock

[ˈpiːkɒk] npaon m peacock featherpeacock blue nbleu m canard invpeacock-blue [ˌpiːkɒkˈbluː] adjbleu canard invpeacock feather nplume f de paonpea green nvert m pomme invpea-green [ˌpiːˈgriːn] adjvert pomme invpea jacket ncaban m

peacock

[ˈpiːˌkɒk] npavone m

peacock

(ˈpiːkok) feminine ˈpeahen (-hen) noun
a kind of large bird, the male of which is noted for its magnificent tail-feathers.

peacock

طَاوُوسٌ páv påfugl Pfau παγώνι pavo real riikinkukko paon paun pavone クジャク 공작새 pauw påfugl paw pavão павлин påfågel นกยูง tavus kuşu con công 孔雀
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