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[krok] /krɒk/
noun, Informal.
Origin of croc
First recorded in 1880-85; by shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • croc,” she whispered; and her word was followed by a light, wallowing splash.

    Trapped by Malays George Manville Fenn
  • Well, to go and stand under that tree with a croc stalking you.

    The Rajah of Dah George Manville Fenn
  • He had followed at a distance, and they had turned off by the track leading to croc.

    In the Irish Brigade G. A. Henty
  • We stilled the tumult, sat down quietly to wait, and at the end of ten minutes had the satisfaction of abating that croc.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • There is also a larger kind, called harquebuss a croc, used in war for the defence of places.

    The Eve of All-Hallows, Vol. 3 (of 3) Matthew Weld Hartstonge
  • This over, he slowly raises his long neck and head and replies, "croc, croc."

    The Wild Turkey and Its Hunting Edward A. McIlhenny
  • No wonder that she called for a knife to end her days, and told du croc that she never could be happy again.

  • Lethington told du croc that, when Mary called to him, and he went to her, she complained of being parted from Bothwell.

British Dictionary definitions for croc


short for crocodile (sense 1), crocodile (sense 2), crocodile (sense 3)
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