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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


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

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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 Meanwhile, Google is dressing itself up in a doctor's frock. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Big Tech Is Coming for Your Most Sensitive Data," 13 Nov. 2019 From the onset of the party, Sarah Staudinger could be seen floating about in a blue frock a few shades more vibrant than the Yves Klein statue nearby, and Diane von Furstenberg appeared tranquil despite her hectic week ahead. Vogue, "At Last Night’s Moda Operandi Cocktail Party, Lauren Santo Domingo Was—Once Again—the Ultimate Hostess," 6 Sep. 2019 Beyoncé sings in her rose frock as Blue Ivy approaches. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, "See Beyoncé belt out ‘Spirit’ with Blue Ivy in ‘The Lion King’ music video," 17 July 2019 Meghan and Kate made equally stylish appearances at Wimbledon last year, with the Duchess of Sussex opting for a Ralph Lauren blouse and pants, and the Duchess of Cambridge dressing up in a white polka dot frock. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears the Prettiest Pleated Skirt to Attend Wimbledon with Kate Middleton," 13 July 2019 Last year Kate attended in an ice blue frock that coordinated beautifully with Camilla. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Was Easy to Spot in a Striking Yellow Hat for 2019's Trooping the Colour," 8 June 2019 Think cheetah prints, sequined frocks and a jumpsuit or two. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Big changes to Junior League's Opening Style Show lead to the ultimate Tuesday night fashion party," 11 Sep. 2019 The 26-year-old pop star wore her signature ponytail and a sleek black suit, matching with Streisand's frilly black frock and boots. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ariana Grande and Barbra Streisand Perform a Surprise Duet Together in Chicago," 7 Aug. 2019 For the annual amfAR Gala, singer Dua Lipa executed hers with the help of a red dress emoji-esque Valentino frock, while Australian beauty Shanina Shaik slipped on a gauzy gold gown with a strategic high-slit. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "From Bella Hadid to Priyanka Chopra, All the Stars That Brought Bombshell Leg Reveals to Cannes," 24 May 2019

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First Known Use of frock


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for frock


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

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

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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


\ ˈfräk How to pronounce frock (audio) \

Kids Definition of frock

: a woman's or girl's dress

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