cock·​block ˈkäk-ˌbläk How to pronounce cockblock (audio)
variants or cock-block
cockblocked or cock-blocked; cockblocking or cock-blocking; cockblocks or cock-blocks

transitive verb

informal + often vulgar
: to interfere with the sexual advances of (someone, especially a man) towards another person
sometimes used figuratively
It's been a tough couple of years for guys who work on Wall Street. Their bonuses were cock-blocked by the financial crisis …Jessica Pressler and Bess Levin
cockblocker noun
or cock-blocker
plural cockblockers or cock-blockers
informal + often vulgar
cockblocking noun
or cock-blocking
informal + often vulgar

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cockblock was circa 1972

Dictionary Entries Near cockblock

Cite this Entry

“Cockblock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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