frock

[ frok ]
/ frɒk /

noun

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.

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Origin of frock

1300–50; Middle English froke < Old French froc < Frankish; compare Old Saxon, Old High German hroc coat

OTHER WORDS FROM frock

frock·less, adjectiveun·der·frock, noun

Words nearby frock

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British Dictionary definitions for frocking (1 of 2)

frocking
/ (ˈfrɒkɪŋ) /

noun

coarse material suitable for making frocks or work clothes

British Dictionary definitions for frocking (2 of 2)

frock
/ (frɒk) /

noun

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

verb

(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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