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crock

noun \ ˈkräk \

Definition of crock

1 : a thick earthenware pot or jar
2
[from its formation on cooking pots]
dialect : soot, smut
3 : coloring matter that rubs off from cloth or dyed leather
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


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crock

verb

Definition of crock

crocked; crocking; crocks
1 : to put or preserve in a crock
2 dialect : to soil with crock : smudge
: to transfer color (as when rubbed or washed)
  • a suede that will not crock

First Known Use of crock

1594

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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crock

noun

Definition of crock

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


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crock

verb

Definition of crock

crocked; crocking; crocks
: to cause to become disabled

First Known Use of crock

1839

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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CROCK Defined for Kids

crock

noun \ ˈkräk \

Definition of crock for Students

: a thick pot or jar of baked clay

Medical Dictionary

crock

noun \ ˈkräk \

medical Definition of crock

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


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