frock

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noun

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

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verb

frocked; frocking; frocks

transitive verb

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

Example Sentences

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
In a now-viral video, an ebullient Marie unboxed the frock and ran to put it on. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, 18 Nov. 2022 Like sneakers and dresses, the combination of a feminine frock with a more masculine shoe style is clearly one that works. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 13 Sep. 2022 When Kate Middleton stepped out in a shimmery green frock from the Vampire's Wife in March 2020, the fashion crowd was quick to praise her choice. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, 23 June 2022 In 2020, the Queen attended her birthday ceremony at Windsor Castle in an eye-catching teal frock and hat. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 9 Sep. 2022 This lace-trim midi dress reminds us of Lopez's flowy white frock, while this lantern-sleeve mini dress is similar to Lawrence's short romantic style. Alex Warner, PEOPLE.com, 14 June 2022 Her oversized jacket coordinated with the mini, offsetting the pale blue of the frock with a medium wash hue. Abby Dupes, Seventeen, 29 Sep. 2022 Keeping the focus on the pattern of the frock, Jenna paired it with nude heels, a few staples necklaces and a pair of hoop dangle earrings. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 9 Sep. 2022 Molly Goddard did it in London with this purple-pink frock, which moves like seafoam on the body, and looks like the dream outfit of every little girl come to life. Faran Krentcil, ELLE, 21 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of frock was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Frock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frock. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

frock

noun

ˈfräk
1
: a long outer garment worn by monks and friars
2
: a woman's or girl's dress

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