• synonyms


  1. short for Crockford's Clerical Directory, the standard directory of living Anglican clergy
Show More

Word Origin

C19: named after John Crockford (1823–65), clerk to Edward William Cox (1809–79), a lawyer who devised the directory
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for crockford

Historical Examples

  • He is to be seen at Almack's, at Crockford's, and everywhere else.

    The Pirate and The Three Cutters

    Frederick Marryat

  • The Macaroni Club was to the last century what Crockford's was to this.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook

  • The Jockey Club may be quoted, but Crockford will be a dead letter.

    The Young Duke

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • Going home the water was high, and so I got Crockford to carry me over it.

  • Our vessel was called the Alar, and she belonged to Mr. Crockford.