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old crock

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old crock

noun phrase

An old person, esp a man, who is broken down and physically debilitated: That old crock still plays tennis?

[1880+; crock is found in several Germanic languages as ''a broken-down horse''; noted in 1969 as medical slang for a neurotic complainer]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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