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British Dictionary definitions for docken

docken

noun mainly Scot
  1. another name for dock 4
  2. something of no value or importancenot worth a docken

Word Origin

C14 doken, from Old English doccan, pl of docce dock 4
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Examples from the Web for docken

Historical Examples

  • Before the eggs had hatched the docken leaf wilted and dried and fell down upon the nest.

    Riverby

    John Burroughs

  • Before the eggs had hatched, the docken leaf wilted and dried and fell down upon the nest.

  • Jamie, but ye hae a poor taste; and I may say, as the auld sang sings, Will ye compare a docken till a tansie?

  • But he was nothing but a dour, donnert soldier, and valued good logic not a docken.