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jock

play
noun \ ˈjäk \

Definition of jock

1 :athlete; especially :a school or college athlete
2 :a person devoted to a single pursuit or interest
  • computer jocks
4 :pilot; especially :a fighter pilot

Origin and Etymology of jock

jockstrap

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jock

noun

Definition of jock

First Known Use of jock

1826


JOCK Defined for Kids

jock

play
noun \ ˈjäk \

Definition of jock for Students



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