jock

1
[ jok ]
/ dʒɒk /

noun Informal.

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Origin of jock

1
First recorded in 1820–30; shortened form of jockey

Definition for jock (2 of 3)

jock2
[ jok ]
/ dʒɒk /

noun

a jockstrap.
Informal. an athlete.
Informal. an enthusiast: a computer jock.

Origin of jock

2
First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening from jockstrap

Definition for jock (3 of 3)

Jock
[ jok ]
/ dʒɒk /

noun

Scot. and Irish English.
  1. a nickname for John.
  2. an innocent lad; country boy.
British Informal.
  1. a Scottish soldier or a soldier in a Scottish regiment.
  2. Usually Offensive. a term used to refer to or address a Scot.
a male given name.

Origin of Jock

First recorded in 1500–10
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British Dictionary definitions for jock (1 of 2)

jock
/ (dʒɒk) /

noun

informal short for disc jockey
informal short for jockstrap
US informal an athlete
NZ mining a pointed bar of steel inserted into the wheel of a mine vehicle and used for emergency braking

British Dictionary definitions for jock (2 of 2)

Jock
/ (dʒɒk) /

noun

a slang word or term of address for a Scot
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