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docken

/ (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
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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.

  • 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.

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