Definition of gorcock in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡɔːkɒk/


Scottish & Northern English
The male of the red grouse.
Example sentences
  • Gorcocks, being so big and having the ability to rip and shred, I thought at first that it must be some gorcocks chowing down.
  • The word ‘gorcock’ means moorcock, a red or black male grouse, and was often used as a symbol for Bonnie Prince Charlie.


Early 17th century: from gor- (of unknown origin) + cock1.

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