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cock-a-doodle-doo

[kok-uh-dood-l-doo] /ˈkɒk əˌdud lˈdu/
interjection
1.
(used as a conventionalized expression to suggest the crowing of a rooster, as in stories for children.)
noun, plural cock-a-doodle-doos.
2.
the loud crow of a cock.
3.
Baby Talk. a rooster.
verb (used without object), cock-a-doodle-dooed, cock-a-doodle-dooing.
4.
to crow.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; fanciful imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for cock a doodle doo

cock-a-doodle-doo

/ˌkɒkəˌduːdəlˈduː/
interjection
1.
an imitation or representation of a cock crowing
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Word Origin and History for cock a doodle doo

cock-a-doodle-doo

1570s, imitative; cf. French cocorico, German kikeriki, Latin cucurire, Russian kikareku, Vietnamese cuc-cu, Arabic ko-ko, etc.

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