Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A timorous, cowardly fellow.
  • Tame; timorous; cowardly.

Etymologies

Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”). For use of cock as a diminutive suffix, see also niddicock. (Wiktionary)

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  • A henpecked husband.

    February 1, 2008