cockerel

cockerel

[kok-er-uhl, kok-ruhl]
noun
a young domestic cock.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English cokerelle. See cock1, -rel

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cockerel (ˈkɒkərəl, ˈkɒkrəl)
 
n
a young domestic cock, usually less than a year old
 
[C15: diminutive of cock1]

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cockerel
c.1440, apparently a dim. of cock (n.1). Despite the form, no evidence that it is from French.
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