pillock

/ (ˈpɪlək) /

noun

British slang a stupid or annoying person

Word Origin for pillock

C14: from Scandinavian dialect pillicock penis
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Word Origin and History for pillock

pillock


n.

1530s, dialectal variant of Middle English pillicock (see cock (n.1)). Meaning "stupid person" is attested by 1967.

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