jock

jock (n.) 1952, short for JOCKSTRAP (Cf. 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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  • jock — jock·er; jock·ey·ship; jock; jock·strap; jock·te·leg; Jock·ey; jock·ey; …   English syllables

  • jock — n. 1. a person trained to compete in sports; an athlete. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: athlete. [WordNet 1.5] 2. A jockstrap. [PJC] 3. A {disk jockey}. [PJC] {shock jock} a radio talk show host who is notorious for voicing unpopular, controversial, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jock — [ dʒak ] noun count 1. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL a student who plays a lot of sports. This word often shows that you do not like people like this, and it is used especially by other students who do not take part in sports. 2. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jock — ► NOUN informal 1) a disc jockey. 2) N. Amer. an enthusiast or participant in a specified activity: a computer jock …   English terms dictionary

  • jock|ey — «JOK ee», noun, plural eys, verb, eyed, ey|ing. –n. 1. a person who rides horses in races as an occupation. 2. U.S. Slang. the operator of a vehicle or machine: »a truck jockey, a typewriter jockey. 3. Especially British. a crafty bargainer; …   Useful english dictionary

  • jock|o — «JOK oh», noun, plural jock|os. 1. = monkey. (Cf. ↑monkey) 2. = chimpanzee. (Cf. ↑chimpanzee) ╂[< French jocko, also enjocko < engeco < ncheko, the West African name] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jock — Jock, doppeltes Zugtau (Talje) mit zwei Scheibenblöcken, die man an den Handgriff des Steuerruders befestigt, um bei Sturm das Ruder bewegen zu können …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Jock — m Scottish: variant of JACK (SEE Jack), sometimes used as an archetypal nickname for a Scotsman. Variant: Seoc (Gaelic). Pet forms: Jockie, Jockey, Jockan; Seocan (Gaelic) …   First names dictionary

  • jock — [dʒɔk US dʒa:k] n informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: jockstrap] 1.) AmE someone, especially a student, who plays a lot of sport and is often considered to be stupid 2.) BrE someone from Scotland sometimes used in an insulting way 3.) a ↑disc… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jock — [n] athlete competitor, letterman/woman, letterperson, player, sportsman/woman, sportsperson; concept 366 …   New thesaurus

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