jock

1
[ jok ]
/ dʒɒk /
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noun Informal.

Origin of jock

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

Definition for jocks (2 of 3)

jock

2
[ 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 jocks (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 jocks (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 jocks (2 of 2)

Jock

/ (dʒɒk) /

noun

a slang word or term of address for a Scot
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Word Origin and History for jocks

jock


n.

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.

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