"my Ghossips cock", 1641?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Apr 23 18:26:20 UTC 2008

What is the sense of "cock" in the following quotation (OED2, under
gossip, n., 2.a?

  1641 Brome Joviall Crew ii. (1652) D2b, He makes us even sick of
his sadness, that were wont to see my Ghossips cock to day; mould
Cocklebread; daunce clutterdepouch [etc.].

(I note that OED2 has "penis" from 1614.)


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