/ (ˈdɒkən) /
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noun mainly Scot
another name for dock 4
something of no value or importancenot worth a docken
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Word Origin for docken
C14 doken, from Old English doccan, pl of docce dock 4
Words nearby docken
Docherty, docile, docility, dock, dockage, docken, docker, docket, dockhand, docking bridge, docking keel
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How to use docken in a sentence
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
Before the eggs had hatched, the docken leaf wilted and dried and fell down upon the nest.Bird Stories from Burroughs|John Burroughs
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.The Men of the Moss-Hags|S. R. Crockett