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cocker


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cocker  \Cock"er\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cockered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Cockering}.]  [OE.  cokeren  cf  W.  cocru  to  indulge, 
  fondle,  E.  cock  the  bird,  F.  coqueliner  to  dandle  (Cotgrave), 
  to  imitate  the  crow  of  a  cock,  to  run  after  the  girls,  and  E. 
  cockle,  v.] 
  To  treat  with  too  great  tenderness;  to  fondle;  to  indulge;  to 
  pamper. 
 
  Cocker  thy  child  and  he  shall  make  thee  afraid. 
  --Ecclesiasticus 
  xxx.  9. 
 
  Poor  folks  cannot  afford  to  cocker  themselves  up  --J. 
  Ingelow 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cocker  \Cock"er\,  n.  [From  {Cock}  the  bird.] 
  1.  One  given  to  cockfighting.  [Obs.]  --Steele. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  small  dog  of  the  spaniel  kind  used  for 
  starting  up  woodcocks,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cocker  \Cock"er\,  n.  [OE.  coker  qyiver,  boot,  AS  cocer  quiver; 
  akin  to  G.  k["o]cher  quiver,  and  perh.  originally  meaning 
  receptacle,  holder.  Cf  {Quiver}  (for  arrows).] 
  A  rustic  high  shoe  or  half-boots.  [Obs.]  --Drayton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cocker 
  n  :  a  small  breed  with  a  wavy  silky  hair  originally  developed  in 
  England  [syn:  {cocker  spaniel},  {English  cocker  spaniel}] 
  v  :  treat  with  excessive  indulgence;  "grandparents  often  pamper 
  the  children";  "Let's  not  mollycoddle  our  students!" 
  [syn:  {pamper},  {featherbed},  {cosset},  {baby},  {coddle}, 
  {mollycoddle},  {spoil},  {indulge}] 




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