peacock
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpikɑk/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpiːkɒk/
Noun

peacock (plural peacocks)

  1. A male peafowl, especially Pavo cristatus, notable for its brilliant iridescently ocellated tail.
  2. A peafowl (of the genus Pavo or Afropavo), either male or female.
  3. A vainglorious person datedef from the 14th c..
  4. (entomology) Any of various Asian species of papilionid butterflies of the genus Papilio.
Synonyms Translations Verb

peacock (peacocks, present participle peacocking; past and past participle peacocked)

  1. (intransitive) To strut about proudly.
  2. (intransitive) To engage in peacocking, ostentatious dress or behaviour to impress women.

Peacock
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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