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smock

noun \ ˈsmäk \

Definition of smock

1 archaic :a woman's undergarment; especially :chemise
2 :a light loose garment worn especially for protection of clothing while working

Examples of smock in a Sentence

  1. The children's smocks were covered with paint.

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Origin and Etymology of smock

Middle English smok, from Old English smoc; akin to Old High German smocco adornment


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smock

verb

Definition of smock

transitive verb
:to embroider or shirr with smocking

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First Known Use of smock

1888

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SMOCK Defined for English Language Learners

smock

noun

Definition of smock for English Language Learners

  • : a light and loose long shirt usually worn over your regular clothing to protect it from getting dirty

  • : a long shirt usually worn by women


SMOCK Defined for Kids

smock

noun \ ˈsmäk \

Definition of smock for Students

:a loose outer garment worn especially for protection of clothing
  • an artist's smock


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