Definition of "cocker" [cock•er]

  • A cocker spaniel. (noun)
  • A person who keeps or trains gamecocks. (noun)
  • A person who promotes or attends cockfights. (noun)
  • To pamper, spoil, or coddle. (verb-transitive)
  • A devotee of cockfighting (noun)

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Use "cocker" in a sentence
  • "The most serious objection to the use of the cocker is the difficulty of teaching him to distinguish his game, and confine himself within bounds; for he will too often flush everything that comes within his reach."
  • "But the wavy-coated breed we officially call the cocker spaniel came later."
  • "'ever followed by a modern on the probably or how to build a toilet femdom is correctly a major future in name cocker spaniels."