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jock1

[jok] /dʒɒk/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of jock1
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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Examples from the web for jocks
  • Many of them are former jocks and personal trainers, etc, and academics have never really been a focus for them.
  • But within the world of military aviation there remains a hierarchy of cool, and fighter jocks still own the highest rung.
  • What started as a quick target for the tabloid press and radio shock jocks has grown to a guilty national pleasure.
  • jocks, lots of jocks, plead for quick cures for strained muscles or torn tendons.
  • The word described a high-school or college outcast who was persecuted by the jocks, preps, frat boys and sorority sisters.
  • The journalistic forms favored by ex-jocks are radio and television.
  • It's good to listen to the people but blog-jocks are not tax-economics experts.
  • There is anger as the jocks of the school invade the meeting and demand that the lounge be closed immediately.
British Dictionary definitions for jocks

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 jocks

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 jocks

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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