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  1. a pustule on the body in an eruptive disease, as smallpox.

  2. a mark or spot left by or resembling such a pustule.

  1. a small indentation, pit, hole, or the like.

  2. 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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How to use pock in a sentence

  • The pock-marked ridges in the distance are covered with the advancing waves of field-grey forms.

  • His skin was of so light a yellow color as to approximate to dirty white, and his face was pock-marked from neck to crown.

    Dope | Sax Rohmer
  • A broad-shouldered, pock-marked man, with sandy hair and small grey eyes, entered.

    Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
  • The pimple is a diminutive hill or pock, and the pykes of Cumberland are the peaks of Derbyshire.

    Archaic England | Harold Bayley
  • The doctor acted as his own lawyer, and the pock-marked man, whose name was Grimes, as the lawyer agin us.

    Danny's Own Story | Don Marquis

British Dictionary definitions for pock


/ (pɒk) /

  1. any pustule resulting from an eruptive disease, esp from smallpox

  2. another word for pockmark (def. 1)

Origin of pock

Old English pocc; related to Middle Dutch pocke, perhaps to Latin bucca cheek

Derived forms of pock

  • pocky, adjective

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