turkey-cock
noun Date: 1578 1. gobbler I 2. a strutting pompous person

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(colloq.)


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  • Turkey cock — Turkey Tur key, n.; pl. {Turkeys}. [So called because it was formerly erroneously believed that it came originally from Turkey: cf. F. Turquie Turkey. See {Turk}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any large American gallinaceous bird belonging to the genus {Meleagris} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turkey cock — n. 1. a male turkey 2. a strutting or pompous person …   English World dictionary

  • turkey-cock — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: turkey (II) + cock; from confusion with the guinea fowl, supposed to be imported from Turkish territory 1. : a male turkey 2. : a strutting pompous person …   Useful english dictionary

  • turkey cock — tur′key cock n. 1) orn the male of the turkey 2) a strutting, pompous, conceited person • Etymology: 1535–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • turkey cock — noun male turkey (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑gobbler, ↑tom, ↑tom turkey • Derivationally related forms: ↑gobble (for: ↑gobbler) …   Useful english dictionary

  • turkey cock — 1. the male of the turkey. 2. a strutting, pompous, conceited person. [1535 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • turkey-cock — noun A male turkey. Syn: tom …   Wiktionary

  • turkey cock — male turkey; boastful person, arrogant person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • turkey cock — /ˈtɜki kɒk/ (say terkee kok) noun 1. the male of the turkey. 2. a strutting, pompous, conceited person …   Australian English dictionary

  • turkey-cock — n. Gobbler (colloq.) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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