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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.]

Th treat with too great tenderness; to fondle; to indulge; to pamper.

Cocker thy child and he shall make thee afraid. Ecclesiasticus xxx. 9.

Poor folks cannot afford to cocker themselves up. J. Ingelow.


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Cock"er, n. [From Cock the bird.]


One given to cockfighting.



2. Zool.

A small dog of the spaniel kind, used for starting up woodcocks, etc.


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Cock"er, n. [OE. coker qyiver, boot, AS. cocer quiver; akin to G. kocher quiver, and perh. originally meaning receptacle, holder. Cf. Quiver (for arrows).]

A rustic high shoe or half-boots.




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