Cockered
Cocker 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 pamper. [1913 Webster]

Cocker thy child and he shall make thee afraid. --Ecclesiasticus xxx. 9. [1913 Webster]

Poor folks cannot afford to cocker themselves up. --J. Ingelow. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cocker — 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.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cockering — Cocker 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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