Other definitions for jock (2 of 3)
Informal. an athlete.
Informal. an enthusiast: a computer jock.
Other definitions for Jock (3 of 3)
Scot. and Irish English.
a nickname for John.
an innocent lad; country boy.
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.
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How to use jock in a sentence
Jacobins are “like the show-off jocks of the hummingbird world,” he says.Analyze This: Some female hummingbirds go undercover | Carolyn Wilke | October 5, 2021 | Science News For Students
Much of the chatter surrounding the mission has involved the slow commercialization and, more aspirationally, democratization of space—an opening of the celestial door to more than just test pilots, rocket jocks and PhDs.Inspiration4 Makes Space History With First-Ever All-Civilian Orbital Launch | Jeffrey Kluger | September 16, 2021 | Time
I feel like in terms of their personality among hummingbirds, they’re just kind of like these jocks.These female hummingbirds don flashy male feathers to avoid unwanted harassment | Grace Wade | August 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
Personality-wise, they’re “like the show-off jocks of the hummingbird world.”Female hummingbirds may sport flashy feathers to avoid being harassed | Carolyn Wilke | August 26, 2021 | Science News
Similarly, the hiker’s deeper needs include a trail devoid of bikers and to grieve the loss of their once secluded nook that’s now overrun by panting jocks blurting, “Six of us!”
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’ | Marlow Stern | November 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Noah Caldwell | September 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We are left with stalwart genres (action, rom com) and classic roles (prude, seductress, jock, backstory-less best friend).
“I was always the misfit jock who was with people painting on walls,” he says.From Homeless to HBO, ‘The Leftovers’ Star Chris Zylka’s Crazy Hollywood Story | Kevin Fallon | June 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A jock, a neck injury cut short a possible career in wrestling.
"Doubtless you are very well off, Mr. jock," Pauline continued, and this time the sneer in her voice was hardly veiled.A Butterfly on the Wheel | Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
And then, speaking rather suddenly, "You seem to have a very good memory, Mr. jock Jacques."A Butterfly on the Wheel | Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
I'm no gaun to hurt you; but I'm gaun to tak' Black jock oot o' your clutches as shair as daith.
Black jock saw Mag Robertson's eyes staring at him, as he hurried over the moor.
By and by a village worthy came in, and he was at once hailed by Black jock, and invited to have a glass.
British Dictionary definitions for jock (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for Jock (2 of 2)
a slang word or term of address for a Scot
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