What is a cocklodger?

(31 Posts)
echt Thu 16-Apr-09 12:55:07

It's splendidly Jonsonian word, like knob jockey, and I THINK I get it's general meaning, but would like to know more before I take it anywhere.

cornsilk Thu 16-Apr-09 12:56:38

A male bird living in your spare room.

Doodle2U Thu 16-Apr-09 12:57:14

A bloke who lives with a woman, let's her pay for everything, feed him, clean & wash for him and shag him.

The very worst kind of man - not even one you could describe as a work in progress.

Doodle2U Thu 16-Apr-09 12:57:40

Hey up cornsilk - long time, no speak. Y'OK?

echt Thu 16-Apr-09 13:00:37

First of all, thank you for your swift responses.

Secondly, that should have been "its" not "it's" in my OP.

Booze, eh?

Doodle - love the work in progress reference.

cornsilk Thu 16-Apr-09 16:42:31

Hi doodle - I'm fine thanks! What've you been up to then? I haven't seen you on here for ages.

solidgoldshaggingbunnies Thu 16-Apr-09 16:47:35

The term seems to have originated in Viz and there definition was something like 'bloke who targets a single mum who is so desperate for male company that he will be able to move in, get his washing done, his meals cooked and sit on her sofa watching DVDs all day in return for an occasional couple of minutes of scuttling from behind'.
I think that cocklodgers don't necessarily target single mums but that they can smell desperation on a woman who has been taught that she's nothing without a partner, and so they know that they can spend her money, flirt with her friends, expect to be serviced and kept, all in exchange for the occasional 'romantic' gesture like a bunch of flowers from the petrol station or a bit of grudgingly-done DIY that they claim in a 'man's job'.

LibrasJusticeLeagueofBiscuits Thu 16-Apr-09 16:48:17

Jack Tweedy.

pointydog Thu 16-Apr-09 16:53:02

what a great term, love it grin

solidgoldshaggingbunnies Thu 16-Apr-09 16:54:12

LibrasJustice: Oh, absolutely. And thingy Mr Amy Winehouse. And thingy-Mr-Britney Spears as was.

Snorbs Thu 16-Apr-09 16:55:15

Just out of interest, what's the female version of a cocklodger?

cornsilk Thu 16-Apr-09 16:55:16

I'm liking the direction that this thread is taking.

pointydog Thu 16-Apr-09 16:55:53


Tinker Thu 16-Apr-09 16:56:43

And Mr Kerry Katona? And Mr Amy Winehouse?

Tinker Thu 16-Apr-09 16:57:37

oops. Who is the current Mr Amy Winehouse btw?

random Thu 16-Apr-09 16:57:43

just spluttered tea at fannyparker grin

paolosgirl Thu 16-Apr-09 16:58:39

So it's not just me who looks like this every time I see a picture of Mr Tweedy -


thumbwitch Thu 16-Apr-09 17:00:03

female version is a WAG, surely?wink

OrmIrian Thu 16-Apr-09 17:00:37

A genital wart?

LibrasJusticeLeagueofBiscuits Thu 16-Apr-09 17:01:53

Sorry I asked for my post to be removed because I thought as true as it was it was also uncalled for. Shouldn't of been such a wuss!

paolosgirl Thu 16-Apr-09 17:05:38

LOL Libras! grin

LIZS Thu 16-Apr-09 17:06:28

lol , how about a Titwillow ?

solidgoldshaggingbunnies Thu 16-Apr-09 17:19:01

I don't think there is really an equivalent female term as women, even those who don't earn an income of their own, earn their keep in relationships. Even WAGs - their half of the bargain is providing the male sleb with far more sleb-power (and getting rid of any might-be-gay-rumours) by providing all those photo-opportunities...

paolosgirl Thu 16-Apr-09 17:26:51

And, of course, the chances of finding a bloke that will iron for and clean up after anyone else is pretty slim, so there is no real possibility of there being an equivalent female term!

solidgoldshaggingbunnies Thu 16-Apr-09 18:01:26

I do think there is a huge difference between 'cocklodger' and SAHD, obviously - it's not a bloke's lack of money that makes him a cocklodger, it's the mindset that he's doing the woman a favour by existing.

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Thu 16-Apr-09 18:13:34

DP's ex was a cuntlodger, I think.

He paid all the bills, including the livery and vet bills for her horse (that he also paid for)and her dogs. When they went out he paid. If he spent money on himself she kicked off. He did the housework and the cooking and the shopping and walked the dogs every day. She worked FT and had her own money that she spent on herself.

She moved into his flat and lived there for free for the next three years. She stopped having sex with him after the first year. She was abusive to him and told him that he would never get any one else, and that if he threw her out she would take half his flat (there were no children involved at all).

She still owes him three grand (the loan for her second horse) but we'll never see that.

She is the female equivalent of a cocklodger, I think.

By the way, DP has never bad mouthed her to me, I was told most of this by his brothers and parents and then he filled in the blanks.

She thought that just being his girlfriend gave her a sense of entitlement. So it's the same thing really.

Nancy66 Thu 16-Apr-09 18:32:25

Never heard 'cocklodger' before - great expression. I might even accuse DP of being one when he gets in.

I am ashamed to say I have Roger's Profanisaurus here and the definition of a cock lodger is "A bloke who lives in his bird's house without paying rent".

ILIVEONBENEFITS Fri 17-Apr-09 02:46:03

the female version of a cocklodger is surely woman isn't it? grin

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Fri 17-Apr-09 09:15:10


bigted Thu 23-Apr-09 00:05:19

just found this thread. great stuff!

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