Definitions for: Cocker


[n] a small breed with a wavy silky hair originally developed in England
[v] treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Cocker thy child and he shall make thee afraid.
--Ecclesiasticus
xxx. 9.

Poor folks cannot afford to cocker themselves up. --J.
Ingelow.


Cock"er, n. [From Cock the bird.]
1. One given to cockfighting. [Obs.] --Steele.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A small dog of the spaniel kind, used for
starting up woodcocks, etc.


Cock"er, n. [OE. coker qyiver, boot, AS. cocer quiver;
akin to G. k["o]cher quiver, and perh. originally meaning
receptacle, holder. Cf. Quiver (for arrows).]
A rustic high shoe or half-boots. [Obs.] --Drayton.

Synonyms: baby, cocker spaniel, coddle, cosset, English cocker spaniel, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil

See Also: do by, handle, spaniel, treat

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