brock

[ brok ]
/ brɒk /
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noun

a European badger.

Nearby words

  1. broche,
  2. brochette,
  3. brocho,
  4. brochure,
  5. broché,
  6. brockage,
  7. brocken,
  8. brocken bow,
  9. brocken specter,
  10. brocket

Origin of brock

before 1000; Middle English brok, Old English broc badger < Celtic; compare Irish, Scots Gaelic broc, Welsh broch

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British Dictionary definitions for brock

brock

/ (brɒk) /

noun

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

brock

n.

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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