The term “rooster” originated in the United States as a puritan euphemism to avoid the sexual connotation of the original English word “cock”.

Rooster

For other uses, see Rooster (disambiguation).

“Cockadoodledoo” and “Cocka-doodle-doo” redirect here. For the nursery rhyme, see Cock a doodle doo.

Wild rooster on the Hawaiian island of Kauai

A rooster, also known as a cockerel or cock, is a male gallinaceous bird, with cockerel being younger and rooster being an adult male chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus).

The term “rooster” originated in the United States as a puritan euphemism to avoid the sexual connotation of the original English “cock”, and is widely used throughout North America, as well as Australia and New Zealand.[citation needed] “Roosting” is the action of perching aloft to sleep at day, which is done by both sexes.

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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooster