Definition of nestle-cock in English:

nestle-cock

Pronunciation /ˈnɛslˌkɒk/

noun

dialect British, Midlands English
  • The last-hatched bird of a brood; the weakling of a brood. In extended use: a mother's pet; a spoilt or delicate child or youth.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Mulcaster (?1532–1611), schoolmaster and author. From nestle + cock.