cock-a-doodle-doo

cock-a-doodle-doo

[kok-uh-dood-l-doo]
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:
1565–75; fanciful imitative

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cock-a-doodle-doo (ˌkɒkəˌduːdəlˈduː)
 
interj
an imitation or representation of a cock crowing

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cock-a-doodle-doo
1573, imitative; cf. Fr. cocorico, Ger. kikeriki, L. cucurire, Rus. kikareku, Vietnamese cuc-cu, Arabic ko-ko, etc.
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