a European badger.

Origin of brock

before 1000; Middle English brok, Old English broc badger < Celtic; compare Irish, Scots Gaelic broc, Welsh broch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a Brit name, used esp as a form of address in stories, for badger (def. 1)

Word Origin for brock

Old English broc, of Celtic origin; compare Welsh broch
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Word Origin and History for brock

Old English brocc "badger," a borrowing from Celtic (cf. Old Irish brocc, Welsh broch). After c.1400, often with the adjective stinking, and meaning "a low, dirty fellow."

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