Jock meaning

jŏk
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An athletic supporter.
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An athletic supporter worn by men to support the genitals especially during sports, a jockstrap.
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(UK, slang) A Scot.
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(slang) To steal.
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(sports) A jockey.
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(US, slang, pejorative) An enthusiastic athlete or sports fan, especially one with few other interests. A slow-witted person of large size and great physical strength. A pretty boy that shows off in sport.
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(slang, archaic) A common man.
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(UK, slang, pejorative) A Scotsman.
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(slang, rare, dated) The penis.
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(US, slang, computing) A specialist computer programmer.

Usage note: Usually the noun is part of a noun phrase explicitly denoting the particular speciality, such as a "compiler jock" or a "systems jock". Usage of the word alone with this meaning is rare.

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(US, slang) A young male athlete (through college age).
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(slang) To masturbate.
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(slang) To humiliate.
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A disc jockey.
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(sports) An athlete, especially in a school setting.
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(slang) An athlete, esp. a male athlete.
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Origin of jock

  • Short for jockstrap

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for jockey

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The computer slang meanings are derived from jockey. The athletic slang meanings in turn date from the middle 20th century and are simple abbreviations of jockstrap, which is in turn derived from the older slang meaning of jock itself, which dates from the 17th century, and whose etymology is unknown.

    From Wiktionary

  • Believed to be a Scots variant of Jack. Because of its specific association with Scotland, the British English slang term is believed by most sources to be derived from the frequency of the use of the given name on Scotland, rather than from the "common man" etymology.

    From Wiktionary

  • Unknown. Suggested to be a hypocoristic for John.

    From Wiktionary