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Meaning & Definition of Cock in English

English

Cock

/kɑk/

noun

1. Obscene terms for penis

    synonym:
  • cock
  • ,
  • prick
  • ,
  • dick
  • ,
  • shaft
  • ,
  • pecker
  • ,
  • peter
  • ,
  • tool
  • ,
  • putz

2. Faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid

    synonym:
  • stopcock
  • ,
  • cock
  • ,
  • turncock

3. The part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled

    synonym:
  • hammer
  • ,
  • cock

4. Adult male chicken

    synonym:
  • cock
  • ,
  • rooster

5. Adult male bird

    synonym:
  • cock

verb

1. Tilt or slant to one side

  • "Cock one's head"
    synonym:
  • cock

2. Set the trigger of a firearm back for firing

    synonym:
  • cock

3. To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

  • "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
    synonym:
  • tittup
  • ,
  • swagger
  • ,
  • ruffle
  • ,
  • prance
  • ,
  • strut
  • ,
  • sashay
  • ,
  • cock

Examples of using

In Latin, "gallus" means both "cock" and "Frenchman".