-ock


a native English suffix of nouns, used to form descriptive names (ruddock, lit., the red one) and diminutives (hillock).

Nearby words

  1. -noia,
  2. -nomy,
  3. -o,
  4. -o-,
  5. -oate,
  6. -ocracy,
  7. -ode,
  8. -odont,
  9. -odontia,
  10. -odus

Origin of -ock

Middle English -ok, Old English -oc, -uc

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British Dictionary definitions for -ock

-ock

suffix forming nouns

indicating smallnesshillock

Word Origin for -ock

Old English -oc, -uc

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