[ pok ]
/ pɒk /


a pustule on the body in an eruptive disease, as smallpox.
a mark or spot left by or resembling such a pustule.
a small indentation, pit, hole, or the like.
Scot. poke2.

Origin of pock

before 1000; Middle English pokke, Old English poc; cognate with German Pocke; perhaps akin to Old English pocca. See poke2
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British Dictionary definitions for pock

/ (pɒk) /


any pustule resulting from an eruptive disease, esp from smallpox
another word for pockmark (def. 1)

Derived forms of pock

pocky, adjective

Word Origin for pock

Old English pocc; related to Middle Dutch pocke, perhaps to Latin bucca cheek
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Medical definitions for pock

[ pŏk ]


The characteristic pustular cutaneous lesion of smallpox.
A pockmark.
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