- a pustule caused by smallpox or some other disease
Origin of pockMiddle English pocke ; from Old English pocc: for Indo-European base see poke
- A pustule caused by smallpox or a similar eruptive disease.
- A mark or scar left in the skin by such a pustule; a pockmark.
transitive verbpocked, pock·ing, pocks
Origin of pockMiddle English pokke, from Old English pocc.
(third-person singular simple present pocks, present participle pocking, simple past and past participle pocked)
- To scar or mark with pits
From Old English pocc, from Proto-Germanic *puh- (“swell up, blow up") (compare Dutch pok, Low German Pocke).