docken

/ (ˈdɒkən) /

noun mainly Scot

another name for dock 4
something of no value or importancenot worth a docken

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Word Origin for docken

C14 doken, from Old English doccan, pl of docce dock 4
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

Example sentences from the Web for docken

  • Before the eggs had hatched the docken leaf wilted and dried and fell down upon the nest.

    Riverby|John Burroughs
  • But he was nothing but a dour, donnert soldier, and valued good logic not a docken.

  • Before the eggs had hatched, the docken leaf wilted and dried and fell down upon the nest.

  • Jamie, but ye hae a poor taste; and I may say, as the auld sang sings, Will ye compare a docken till a tansie?

    The Entail|John Galt