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noun (1)

: athlete sense 1
especially : a school or college athlete
: a person devoted to a single pursuit or interest
computer jocks
: pilot
especially : a fighter pilot


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noun (2)

Examples of jock in a Sentence

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Anyone who likes to think of themselves as being within 10 yards of current fashion’s bleeding edge will not oblige the notion of possessing even remotely pedestrian taste—let alone American taste, and most certainly not American jock taste. Allen Farmelo, Robb Report, 9 July 2024 Jane Lynch, who played the cranky cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester, commented on the anniversaries of the Glee cast losing both Rivera and Cory Monteith, who played jock and New Directions crooner Puck, in an interview published this week. Raechal Shewfelt,, 8 July 2024 The 1985 film stars Ringwald as Claire, the popular, preppy girl; Estevez as Andy, the jock wrestler; Sheedy as Allison, the reclusive weirdo; Hall as Brian, the brainy nerd; and Judd Nelson as Bender, the rebellious outcast. Julie Tremaine, Peoplemag, 13 June 2024 And then there was The Breakfast Club, which, by virtue of its motley cast of characters—the jock, the brain, the princess, the criminal, the basketcase—spanned the style spectrum. Fiorella Valdesolo, Vogue, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for jock 

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Word History


Noun (1)


First Known Use

Noun (1)

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Noun (2)

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of jock was in 1826

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“Jock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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