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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [koks-kohm]
    • /ˈkɒksˌkoʊm/
    • /ˈkɒks.kəʊm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koks-kohm]
    • /ˈkɒksˌkoʊm/

Definitions of cockscomb word

  • noun cockscomb the comb of a domestic cock 3
  • noun cockscomb an amaranthaceous garden or pot plant, Celosia cristata, with yellow, crimson, or purple feathery plumelike flowers in a broad spike resembling the comb of a cock 3
  • noun cockscomb any similar species of Celosia 3
  • noun cockscomb a conceited dandy 3
  • noun cockscomb the red, fleshy growth on the head of a rooster 3
  • abbreviation COCKSCOMB coxcomb 3

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Origin of cockscomb

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at cock1, 's1, comb1

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Parts of speech for Cockscomb


cockscomb popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use 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 cockscomb

noun cockscomb

  • ridge — a long, narrow elevation of land; a chain of hills or mountains.
  • panache — a grand or flamboyant manner; verve; style; flair: The actor who would play Cyrano must have panache.
  • tuft — a bunch or cluster of small, usually soft and flexible parts, as feathers or hairs, attached or fixed closely together at the base and loose at the upper ends.
  • plume — a feather.
  • crown — A crown is a circular ornament, usually made of gold and jewels, which a king or queen wears on their head at official ceremonies. You can also use crown to refer to anything circular that is worn on someone's head.

Antonyms for cockscomb

noun cockscomb

  • nadir — Astronomy. the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite the zenith.
  • bottom — The bottom of something is the lowest or deepest part of it.

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