noun \ˈpäk\

Definition of POCK

:  a pustule in an eruptive disease (as smallpox); also :  a spot suggesting such a pustule

Examples of POCK

  1. <noticed strange pocks on his torso>

Origin of POCK

Middle English pokke, from Old English pocc; akin to Middle Low German & Middle Dutch pocke pock
First Known Use: before 12th century



: to make holes in or marks on (something)

Full Definition of POCK

transitive verb
:  to mark with or as if with pocks :  pit

Examples of POCK

  1. one of the many craters that pock the moon's surface

First Known Use of POCK

POCKS Defined for Kids


noun \ˈpäk\

Definition of POCK for Kids

:  a small swelling like a pimple on the skin (as in smallpox) or the mark it leaves
Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈpäk\

Medical Definition of POCK

:  a pustule in an eruptive disease (as smallpox)


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