Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Choose between neutral colors from smooth beige to a textured cognac croc, and carry it solo, or slip it onto a rolling suitcase for your next trip. Jess Kelly, Travel + Leisure, 23 Jan. 2023 The flying boy, the runaway girl, Tinkerbell and, presumably, a ticking croc. David Lyman, The Enquirer, 19 Jan. 2023 Its wide-leg puddle jeans are already accessorized for you with a removable faux-croc pouch. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 Aug. 2022 Complete the elegant evening ensemble with Saint Laurent’s croc-effect pumps and Anine Bing’s minimalist handbag. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 23 Dec. 2022 Buckle With pearl, rose gold, and diamonds—not to mention a slightly iridescent croc-effect band—the Lady Bird is a piece that is made to be seen. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 9 Dec. 2022 Directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon, Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, and Winslow Fegley will star alongside the titular croc. Vulture, 9 Sep. 2022 The takeaway: croc bites can look pretty gruesome on the surface, but their blunt force of up to 2,000 pounds can also wreak havoc internally. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 15 Dec. 2022 The unfortunate dinosaur in the belly of a Cretaceous croc was one unexpected discovery that came of the expanding particle toolbox. James Riordon, Scientific American, 29 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of croc was in 1884

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“Croc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/croc. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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