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EtymologyEdit

From capon 'coward', from chapon 'capon, castrated cockerel', from Italian capo, cappone, cognate with Dutch kapoen, kapuin, Spanish capon etc.

VerbEdit

caponner

  1. (intransitive) to act cowardly, be yellow, chicken
  2. to cat (raise anchor to cathead)

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