turkey cock


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turkey cock

n.
1. A male turkey.
2. A strutting, conceited person.
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turkey cock

n
1. (Animals) a male turkey
2. an arrogant person
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tur′key cock`


n.
1. the male of the turkey.
2. a strutting, pompous, conceited person.
[1535–45]
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Noun1.turkey cock - male turkeyturkey cock - male turkey        
Meleagris gallopavo, turkey - large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
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References in classic literature ?
We are tired of hearing you bragging about yourself, you little turkey cock! You may not be afraid of us, but remember we are not afraid of you, either!
Another loanword in Modern Irish is turcai (turkey) but before this was borrowed from English, this bird was known as cearc fhrancach (turkey hen) or coilech francach (turkey cock).
Nor was it the way in which the group's leader Abubakar Shekau strutted in a video like a turkey cock, vowing to sell his innocent prisoners for as little as $10.