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rooster

[roo-ster] /ˈru stər/
noun
1.
the male of domestic fowl and certain game birds; cock.
2.
a representation of this bird, used as an emblem of the Democratic Party from 1842 to 1874.
3.
Informal. a cocky person.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; roost + -er1
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rooster

/ˈruːstə/
noun
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) the male of the domestic fowl; a cock
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rooster

n.

1772, agent noun from roost (v.); earlier roost cock, c.1600, in sense of "the roosting bird." Favored in the U.S. originally as a puritan alternative to cock (n.) after it had acquired the secondary sense "penis" (and compare roach).

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