cocking etymology

English word cocking comes from English landlubber, English cock

Detailed word origin of cocking

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
cock English (eng) (transitive) To form into piles. (British, NZ, pejorative, slang) A stupid person.. (curling) The circle at the end of the rink.. (dated, humorous) A chief man; a leader or master.. (informal) shuttlecock. (informal, British, Tasmania) Term of address.. (slang, vulgar) The penis.. A boastful tilt of one's head or hat.. A male bird, especially:. A rooster: a male gallinaceous bird, especially [...]
cocking English (eng) (vulgar) offensive or worthless (archaic) The hunting of gamecocks.. (obsolete) Cockfighting.

Words with the same origin as cocking

Descendants of landlubber