What does cocker mean?

Definitions for cocker
ˈkɒk ərcock·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cocker spaniel, English cocker spaniel, cockerverb

    a small breed with wavy silky hair; originally developed in England

  2. pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulgeverb

    treat with excessive indulgence

    "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cockernoun

    One who follows the sport of cockfighting.

    Etymology: from cock.

  2. To Cockerverb

    To cade; to fondle; to indulge.

    Etymology: coqueliner, French.

    Most children’s coustitutions are spoiled by cockering and tenderness. John Locke, on Education, sect. 4.

    He that will give his son sugar-plums to make him learn, does but authorize his love of pleasure, and cocker up that propensity which he ought to subdue. John Locke, on Education, s. 52.

    Bred a fondling and an heiress;
    Cocker’d by the servants round,
    Was too good to touch the ground. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cockerverb

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

  2. Cockernoun

    one given to cockfighting

  3. Cockernoun

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

  4. Cockernoun

    a rustic high shoe or half-boots

  5. Etymology: [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.]


  1. Cocker

    Cocker is the tenth studio album by Joe Cocker, released in 1986 on Capitol Records. It features hit singles "You Can Leave Your Hat On" and "Don't You Love Me Anymore", the first made popular after its use in the famous striptease scene in the film 9 1/2 Weeks. Released as a single, Cocker's version of the song peaked at #35 on Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. The album is dedicated to Joe Cocker's mother, Marjorie Cocker.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cocker

    kok′ėr, v.t. to pamper: to fondle: to indulge. [Ety. dub.; cf. Dut. kokelen, O. Fr. coqueliner, to dandle.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cocker is ranked #44270 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cocker surname appeared 486 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cocker.

    79.2% or 385 total occurrences were White.
    13.5% or 66 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.7% or 18 total occurrences were Black.
    1.8% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocker in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of cocker in a Sentence

  1. Edgar Berger:

    Joe Cocker is a legendary artist of rock and blues history and yet he was one of the most humble men I've ever met, his iconic voice will forever be etched in our memories and our thoughts go out to Joe’s wife Pam and his family at this difficult time. Joe will live on in the hearts of millions of fans around the world.

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    something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else
    • A. reciprocal
    • B. ditch
    • C. brasserie
    • D. impurity

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