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pock

[pok] /pɒk/
noun
1.
a pustule on the body in an eruptive disease, as smallpox.
2.
a mark or spot left by or resembling such a pustule.
3.
a small indentation, pit, hole, or the like.
4.
Scot. poke2 .
Origin
1000
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

pock

/pɒk/
noun
1.
any pustule resulting from an eruptive disease, esp from smallpox
2.
another word for pockmark (sense 1)
Derived Forms
pocky, adjective
Word Origin
Old English pocc; related to Middle Dutch pocke, perhaps to Latin bucca cheek
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Word Origin and History for pock
n.

Old English pocc "pustule, blister, ulcer," from Proto-Germanic *puh(h)- "to swell up, blow up" (cf. Middle Dutch pocke, Dutch pok, East Frisian pok, Low German poche, dialectal German Pfoche), from PIE root *beu- "to swell, to blow" (see bull (n.2)). Middle French pocque is from Germanic. The plural form, Middle English pokkes, is the source of pox, which since early 14c. has been used in the sense "disease characterized by pocks."

v.

"to disfigure with pits or pocks," 1841. Related: Pocked; pocking.

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pock in Medicine

pock (pŏk)
n.

  1. The characteristic pustular cutaneous lesion of smallpox.

  2. A pockmark.

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