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Meaning of COCKER

Pronunciation:  'kâkur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small breed with a wavy silky hair originally developed in England
  2. [v]  treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

COCKER is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: baby, cocker spaniel, coddle, cosset, English cocker spaniel, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil
 See Also: do by, handle, spaniel, treat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cock"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cockered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Cockering}.] [OE. cokeren; cf. W. cocru to indulge,
    fondle, E. cock the bird, F. coqueliner to dandle (Cotgrave),
    to imitate the crow of a cock, to run after the girls, and E.
    cockle, v.]
    To treat with too great tenderness; to fondle; to indulge; to
          Cocker thy child and he shall make thee afraid.
                                                   xxx. 9.
          Poor folks cannot afford to cocker themselves up. --J.
  2. \Cock"er\, n. [From {Cock} the bird.]
    1. One given to cockfighting. [Obs.] --Steele.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) A small dog of the spaniel kind, used for
       starting up woodcocks, etc.
  3. \Cock"er\, n. [OE. coker qyiver, boot, AS. cocer quiver;
    akin to G. k["o]cher quiver, and perh. originally meaning
    receptacle, holder. Cf. {Quiver} (for arrows).]
    A rustic high shoe or half-boots. [Obs.] --Drayton.