frock

noun
\ ˈfräk How to pronounce frock (audio) \

Definition of frock

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an outer garment worn by monks and friars : habit
2 : an outer garment worn chiefly by men:
a : a long loose mantle
b : a workman's outer shirt especially : smock frock
c : a woolen jersey worn especially by sailors
3 : a woman's dress

frock

verb
frocked; frocking; frocks

Definition of frock (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to clothe in a frock
2 : to make a cleric of

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Synonyms for frock

Synonyms: Noun

dress, gown

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Examples of frock in a Sentence

Noun

please get into your nicest frock and join us at the party the man clutched his heavy frock as he made his way through the driving rain

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

On Wednesday, Kate Middleton stunned in a tweed, off-the-shoulder frock by Erdem for her first official visit to the V&A museum as its royal patron. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "See Princess Eugenie's Stunning Wedding Dress by Peter Pilotto at Her Royal Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 There was Yara Shahidi's soft rosy lids and voluminous curls, Laura Harrier's fuschia frock and matching magenta pout, and across the carpet, Lady Gaga swiped on a goth noir lipstick to offset her angelic white gown. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Looks From the 2019 SAG Awards," 28 Jan. 2019 The Shadow Marnies also get bright frocks and coats. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘Marnie’ Review: A Thief’s Secrets," 22 Oct. 2018 Choose a frock with a girly embellishment, such as bows, and let your dress do the talking for you. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "5 Chic Outfits that Take the Stress Out of Valentine's Day Dressing," 30 Jan. 2019 Zendaya has already stepped out in Marc Jacobs’s tiered, feathered frock from his Spring 2019 show, but will others dare to wear the designer’s poufy shapes? Christian Allaire, Vogue, "25 Fabulous Runway Dresses That Will (Hopefully) Dominate Awards Season," 27 Dec. 2018 Clooney wore the striking frock so well that McCartney named the dress for her, too. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Amal Clooney's Custom Yellow Royal Wedding Dress Is Now Available to Buy," 18 Dec. 2018 Red carpet season is just starting, and what could be more fun than ogling all of the gorgeous frocks? Julia Malacoff, Redbook, "People's Choice Awards: Trend Roundup," 12 Jan. 2012 At Christian Siriano, a sheer babydoll frock got the leopard print treatment, and even had a giant bow tied around the neck. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "25 Fabulous Runway Dresses That Will (Hopefully) Dominate Awards Season," 27 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of frock

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for frock

Noun

Middle English frok, from Anglo-French froc, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German hroch mantle, coat

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frock

noun

English Language Learners Definition of frock

old-fashioned : a woman's or girl's dress
: a long outer garment worn by some Christian monks and friars

frock

noun
\ ˈfräk How to pronounce frock (audio) \

Kids Definition of frock

: a woman's or girl's dress

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