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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kok-er-uh l, kok-ruh l]
    • /ˈkɒk ər əl, ˈkɒk rəl/
    • /ˈkɒk.ər.əl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kok-er-uh l, kok-ruh l]
    • /ˈkɒk ər əl, ˈkɒk rəl/

Definitions of cockerel word

  • countable noun cockerel A cockerel is a young male chicken. 3
  • noun cockerel a young domestic cock, usually less than a year old 3
  • noun cockerel a young rooster, less than a year old 3
  • noun cockerel a young domestic cock. 1
  • noun cockerel rooster, male chicken 1

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Origin of cockerel

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
First recorded in 1400-50, cockerel is from the late Middle English word cokerelle. See cock1, -rel

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Parts of speech for Cockerel


cockerel popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for cockerel

noun cockerel

  • poultry — domesticated fowl collectively, especially those valued for their meat and eggs, as chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and guinea fowl.
  • biddy — If someone describes an old woman as an old biddy, they are saying in an unkind way that they think she is silly or unpleasant.
  • chick — A chick is a baby bird.
  • cock — A man's cock is his penis.
  • hen — the female of the domestic fowl.

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