verb (used with object)
- frobisher bay,
- frobisher, sir martin,
- frock coat,
- frock tart,
Origin of frock
Examples from the Web for frock
Only at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 could a guy with a beard wearing a frock cause such ructions.Why Russia Hates The Bearded Lady: The Hairy Politics of Eurovision|Tim Teeman|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even Amy Adams donned a vintage version of the frock in American Hustle.Diane von Furstenberg Celebrates 40 Years of the Wrap Dress|Erin Cunningham|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This time, Knightley updated the frock with embellished sleeves.Jay Z and Beyoncé Go Vegan; 2013 Was the Year of the Hipster|The Fashion Beast Team|December 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is Coddington who tutors the audience on the authentic, creative satisfaction that can be found within the frock trade.Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington’s Memoir Offers Few Revelations|Robin Givhan|November 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was a short A-line frock that covered her arms, and she paired it with a veil and a floral crown.Natalie Portman Weds in Rodarte; Jil Sander Goes Off The Grid|The Daily Beast|August 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When she got up, carefully shaking the bits of glass from her frock, and looked round, the horrid little girl had disappeared.The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy|Mabel Henriette Spielmann
We have just heard that Fritz has finished his first month of probation, and has been invested with the frock of the novice.Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family|Elizabeth Rundle Charles
It is also used to describe a loose vestment worn over the frock in the winter season and during the night office.
They will just buy that simple little Callot frock with the embroidery.The Summons|A.E.W. Mason
Since she must wear the frock in the kitchen, it is better to have it of wash goods.The Expert Maid-Servant|Cristine Terhune Herrick
Word Origin for frock
mid-14c., from Old French froc "a monk's habit" (12c.), of unknown origin; perhaps from Frankish *hrok or some other Germanic source (cf. Old High German hroc "mantle, coat;" Old Norse rokkr, Old English rocc, Old Frisian rokk, German Rock "coat"), from PIE root *rug- "to spin."
Another theory traces it to Medieval Latin floccus, from Latin floccus "flock of wool." Meaning "outer garment for women or children" is from 1530s. Frock-coat attested by 1823.