Definition of cockerel in English:


Syllabification: cock·er·el
Pronunciation: /ˈkäkərəl


  • A young domestic cock.
    More example sentences
    • Walker explained to me that he had been raising the young cockerel from a chick since last September, and this is his first year showing his birds.
    • Young cockerels make excellent table fare with juicy, flavorful meat.
    • In one experiment, the cockerels were allowed to copulate in the presence of none, one, or three male competitors.


Middle English: diminutive of cock1.

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