rooster

[roo-ster]
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:
1765–75; roost + -er1

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rooster (ˈruːstə)
 
n
chiefly (US), (Canadian) the male of the domestic fowl; a cock

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rooster
1772, from roost (earlier roost cock, 1606), in sense of "the roosting bird," favored in the U.S. as a puritan alternative to cock (and compare roach).
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Some communities ban only roosters, allowing the quieter hens.
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