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[brok] /brɒk/
a European badger.
Origin of brock
before 1000; Middle English brok, Old English broc badger < Celtic; compare Irish, Scots Gaelic broc, Welsh broch Unabridged
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  • Miss brock allowed Helen to eat some of the white meat of the turkey.

    I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
  • He found the paper titles to the brock and Saylor surveys perfect.

  • At least it was worth while to look—which Messrs. brock and Macshane determined to do.

    Catherine: A Story William Makepeace Thackeray
  • brock, in particular, was the source of considerable anxiety to her.

    Creatures of the Night Alfred W. Rees
  • With a howl brock raised his hand to wipe away the blood, and of course in that minute the bellows stood still.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
British Dictionary definitions for brock


a Brit name, used esp as a form of address in stories, for badger (sense 1)
Word Origin
Old English broc, of Celtic origin; compare Welsh broch
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Word Origin and History for brock

Old English brocc "badger," a borrowing from Celtic (cf. Old Irish brocc, Welsh broch). After c.1400, often with the adjective stinking, and meaning "a low, dirty fellow."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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