jock

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jock

2 [jok]
noun
1.
a jockstrap.
2.
Informal. an athlete.
3.
Informal. an enthusiast: a computer jock.

Origin:
1950–55; by shortening from jockstrap

Jock

[jok]
noun
1.
Scot. and Irish English.
a.
a nickname for John.
b.
an innocent lad; country boy.
2.
British Informal.
a.
a Scottish soldier or a soldier in a Scottish regiment.
b.
any Scot.
3.
a male given name.

Origin:
1500–10

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jock (dʒɒk)
 
n
1.  informal short for disc jockey
2.  informal short for jockstrap
3.  informal (US) an athlete
4.  (NZ) mining a pointed bar of steel inserted into the wheel of a mine vehicle and used for emergency braking

Jock (dʒɒk)
 
n
a slang word or term of address for a Scot

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Word Origin & History

jock
1952, short for jockstrap "supporter of the male genital organs, used in sports" (1897), from jock slang for "penis" c.1650-c.1850, probably from Jock, the nickname for John, which was used generically for "common man" from 1508. Meaning "an athletic man" is from 1963, Amer.Eng. slang.
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Computing Dictionary

jock definition


1. A programmer who is characterised by large and somewhat brute-force programs.
2. When modified by another noun, describes a specialist in some particular computing area. The compounds "compiler jock" and "systems jock" seem to be the best-established examples.
[Jargon File]
(1995-01-19)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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