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jock1

[jok] /dʒɒk/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; shortened form of jockey

jock2

[jok] /dʒɒk/
noun
1.
a jockstrap.
2.
Informal. an athlete.
3.
Informal. an enthusiast:
a computer jock.
Origin
1950-55; by shortening from jockstrap

Jock

[jok] /dʒɒk/
noun
1.
Scot. and Irish English.
  1. a nickname for John.
  2. an innocent lad; country boy.
2.
British Informal.
  1. a Scottish soldier or a soldier in a Scottish regiment.
  2. Usually Offensive. a term used to refer to or address a Scot.
3.
a male given name.
Origin
1500-10
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British Dictionary definitions for jock

jock

/dʒɒk/
noun
1.
(informal) short for disc jockey
2.
(informal) short for jockstrap
3.
(US, informal) 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/
noun
1.
a slang word or term of address for a Scot
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Word Origin and History for jock
n.

1952, short for jockstrap "supporter of the male genital organs," which also meant, in slang, "athletic male." Jock with the meaning "an athletic man" is from 1963, American English slang.

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Slang definitions & phrases for jock

jock

noun
  1. A jockey (1670+)
  2. Disc jockey (1970s+)
  3. The penis; the crotch: I'll be beating the bushes with snow to my jock (1790+)
  4. An athletic supporter; jockstrap: I asked him if he wanted some sweat clothes, or a jock (1952+)
  5. (also jocko) An athlete •Now used of both men and women, despite the phallic derivation: The players themselves are a curious blend of woman and jock/ the lucrative job proper to an all-Ivy jock (1963+)

[the basic etymon is jock, ''penis,'' fr jack, probably the diminutive of John, which fr the 14th century has been applied to males, malelike things, and male organs; the sense ''athlete'' is fr jockstrap]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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jock in Technology

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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