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cockerel

[kok-er-uh l, kok-ruh l] /ˈkɒk ər əl, ˈkɒk rəl/
noun
1.
a young domestic cock.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English cokerelle. See cock1, -rel
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cockerel

/ˈkɒkərəl; ˈkɒkrəl/
noun
1.
a young domestic cock, usually less than a year old
Word Origin
C15: diminutive of cock1
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Word Origin and History for cockerel
n.

"young cock," mid-15c. (late 12c. as a surname), apparently a diminutive of cock (n.1). Despite the form, no evidence that it is from French.

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