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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JOCK

"And the jock'll have to stand the shot; I know how it goes," asserted the Tout.

"Men do call me Jock o' Teviotdale, and thence am I come," said the stranger.

"Jock of Norfolk" is represented by a descendant of noble impulses.

A jock has got to weigh in and weigh out on the dot when Parker is on the job.

All the way—down the stretch—he was asayin' to me: 'Come on, jock!

Pity you ain't ridin' some 'em races Johnson's jock tosses off.

Jock says you can be made to give me up; he says it'll be a case of kidnapping.

Wal, they may be officers, but they're a difrrunt kind than Jock Hawkins.

Going to hang the Indian sign on them with a silver doctor and a Jock Scott.

In and out of barns and outbuildings went Jock, his heart in his work.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR JOCK

athlete

nounperson involved in sports
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