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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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Examples from the web for brock
  • Aj brock describes them as representing the foundation and apex respectively.
  • Despite his lack of an extensive formal education, brock appreciated its importance.
  • Though noted as a handsome man who enjoyed the company of women, brock never married.
  • His friends were shocked, as brock was a large target, and his opponent an expert shot.
  • Despite this complete success, brock felt he needed to go further.
  • brock thus decided to use a series of tricks to intimidate hull.
  • Published despatches by brock relating to the capture of fort detroit.
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."

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