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 jocks
Contemporary Examples of jocks
Cheerleaders fall in love with freaks, jocks aspire to be indie musicians, and relationships are in a constant state of flux.In Praise of ‘Awkward’: OMFG MTV, Like, Really Gets High School
June 20, 2014
In the changing room, I overhear two jocks discussing the crisis.Slouching Towards Maidan: An American Hair-Trader Reflects On Ukraine’s Protests
December 15, 2013
Traditionally worn by sixth-graders and jocks and those who lounge aggressively, the draw-stringed trouser is defiantly apathetic.NBA Players Are Wearing Sweatpants Again, but Now They Cost $550
November 11, 2013
Jocks talk trash in the locker room, they call each other maricon.Blue Jays Suspend Yunel Escobar for Gay Slur, But That’s Not the Real Issue
September 20, 2012
Historical Examples of jocks
If she has no great turn of speed, as the jocks say, she 'll always do for the Brazils and Havannah.One Of Them
Charles James Lever
One of the Jocks was asked how he had dealt with these dug-outs.
They had apparently mistaken the Jocks for some species of native troops.
Dere's only two jocks in de race worth a damn—Bill Westley an' de kid on our horse.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
The Jocks, bombing their way through from the firing-line, very soon took care of them, though some Huns got away in the dark.Fighting the Boche Underground
Harry Davis Trounce
- a slang word or term of address for a Scot
Word Origin and History for jocks
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.