Origin of jock1
- a jockstrap.
- Informal. an athlete.
- Informal. an enthusiast: a computer jock.
Origin of jock2
- Scot. and Irish English.
- a nickname for John.
- an innocent lad; country boy.
- British Informal.
- a Scottish soldier or a soldier in a Scottish regiment.
- Usually Offensive.a term used to refer to or address a Scot.
- a male given name.
Origin of Jock
Examples from the Web for jock
In fact, Austin native McKenzie grew up a jock, and even played middle school football with Drew Brees.Ben McKenzie’s Journey From Reluctant Teen Idol on ‘The O.C.’ to Sheriff of ‘Gotham’
November 4, 2014
Only one of the five words makes sense—who is Jock Tamson and what are bairns?Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality
September 18, 2014
We are left with stalwart genres (action, rom com) and classic roles (prude, seductress, jock, backstory-less best friend).It Ain't Easy Being Bisexual on TV
August 14, 2014
A jock, a neck injury cut short a possible career in wrestling.Philip Seymour Hoffman: An Actor First
February 2, 2014
I imagine that Lady Gaga will suffer this for a while and, like a jock with knee tendonitis, will have good days and bad.What’s Synovitis—and How Sick Will It Make Lady Gaga?
February 14, 2013
"And the jock'll have to stand the shot; I know how it goes," asserted the Tout.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
"Men do call me Jock o' Teviotdale, and thence am I come," said the stranger.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
"Jock of Norfolk" is represented by a descendant of noble impulses.Beaux and Belles of England
A jock has got to weigh in and weigh out on the dot when Parker is on the job.
All the way—down the stretch—he was asayin' to me: 'Come on, jock!
- a slang word or term of address for a Scot
Word Origin and History for jock
1952, short for jockstrap "supporter of the male genital organs," which also meant, in slang, "athletic male." Jock with the meaning "an athletic man" is from 1963, American English slang.