[ frok ]
/ frɒk /
a gown or dress worn by a girl or woman.
a loose outer garment worn by peasants and workers; smock.
a coarse outer garment with large sleeves, worn by monks.
verb (used with object)
to provide with, or clothe in, a frock.
to invest with priestly or clerical office.
Origin of frock
1300–50; Middle English froke < Old French froc < Frankish; compare Old Saxon, Old High German hroc coat
Related formsfrock·less, adjectiveun·der·frock, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for frocking (1 of 2)
/ (ˈfrɒkɪŋ) /
coarse material suitable for making frocks or work clothes
British Dictionary definitions for frocking (2 of 2)
/ (frɒk) /
a girl's or woman's dress
a loose garment of several types, such as a peasant's smock
a coarse wide-sleeved outer garment worn by members of some religious orders
(tr) to invest (a person) with the office or status of a cleric
Word Origin for frock
C14: from Old French froc; related to Old Saxon, Old High German hroc coat
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