cockalane

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French coq-à-l'âne (satire, incoherent story). Compare cock-and-bull.

NounEdit

cockalane (plural cockalanes)

  1. (Scotland, obsolete) A satire or lampoon.
  2. (Scotland, obsolete) A rambling or incoherent story, which passes from one subject to another (as from a cock to a bull).
Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 19:03