young rooster

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  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    English - England
    A cockerel. When it is one year old, it becomes a cock (BE) or a rooster (AE)


    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    I agree with PaulQ and London calling that in AE we call them roosters, though we would understand 'cock'.


    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    I think the Longmans entry is indeed highly misleading. British English refers to the word "cock", of which a synonym is "rooster", and they refer you also to the linked word "hen" .
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