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crock

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noun \ˈkräk\

Definition of crock

  1. 1 :  a thick earthenware pot or jar

  2. 2 [from its formation on cooking pots] dial :  soot, smut

  3. 3 :  coloring matter that rubs off from cloth or dyed leather

  4. 4 :  bunkum —usually used with a <the story in the paper is a crock>



Origin and Etymology of crock

Middle English, from Old English crocc; akin to Old English crūce pot, pitcher, Middle High German krūche


First Known Use: before 12th century


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crock

verb

Definition of crock

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to put or preserve in a crock

  3. 2 dial :  to soil with crock :  smudge

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to transfer color (as when rubbed or washed) <a suede that will not crock>



1594

First Known Use of crock

1594


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crock

noun

Definition of crock

  1. 1 :  one that is broken-down, disabled, or impaired <so many old…crocks with one foot in the grave — Angus Wilson>

  2. 2 slang :  a complaining medical patient whose illness is largely imaginary or psychosomatic



Origin and Etymology of crock

Middle English crok; akin to Low German krakke broken-down horse


First Known Use: 1528


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crock

verb

Definition of crock

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to become disabled

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  break down



1839

First Known Use of crock

1839


CROCK Defined for Kids

crock

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noun \ˈkräk\

Definition of crock for Students

  1. :  a thick pot or jar of baked clay




Medical Dictionary

crock

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noun \ˈkräk\

Medical Definition of crock

  1. slang :  a complaining medical patient whose illness is largely imaginary or psychosomatic




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