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informal a male goat. A female goat is called a nanny goat.
the male of some animals such as rabbits or deer
an adult male of the cattle family
a young male cow that has been castrated (=had part of its sex organs removed)
a young cock (=male chicken)
a male dog or a male animal that belongs to the same group of animals as dogs, such as a male wolf or fox
a male duck
a type of male bee that does not do any work
a male goose
an old word for a “male deer.” A more usual word is stag.
a male donkey or wild ass
a bull that has had its testicles removed
a large brightly-colored male bird with long blue-green tail feathers that sometimes spread out and up. The female is called a peahen.
a male sheep. A female sheep is called a ewe.
a male chicken. The sound a rooster makes is called crowing, and it is written or spoken as “cock-a-doodle-do.” The usual British word is cock.
an adult male horse, especially one kept for breeding (=producing young horses). An adult female horse is called a mare.
a valuable male animal with good qualities, especially a horse or a bull that people breed to produce young animals
a group of male horses kept together for breeding
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow itBuzzWord Article
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