/ (ˈkrɒkfəd) /

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

Origin of Crockford

C19: named after John Crockford (1823–65), clerk to Edward William Cox (1809–79), a lawyer who devised the directory

Words Nearby Crockford

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How to use Crockford in a sentence

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

    Art in England | Dutton Cook
  • He would go down to Crockford's and win a pot of money to pay "my boy's" debts--Fortune could not but be kind to a doting parent.

    Play-Making | William Archer
  • Colonel Damer met him walking up and down at Crockford's in a 223 great rage, and asked what was the matter.

    The Art of Entertaining | M. E. W. Sherwood
  • 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.