jock Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “jock” in the English Dictionary

"jock" in British English

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uk   /dʒɒk/  us   /dʒɑːk/

jock noun (PERSON)

[C] US informal disapproving a ​person who is ​extremelyenthusiastic about ​sport

jock noun (UNDERWEAR)

jocks [plural] Australian English informal a ​piece of ​underwearworn by men and ​boys that ​covers the ​area between the ​waist and the ​tops of the ​legs

Jocknoun [C]

uk   /dʒɒk/  us   /dʒɑːk/ UK slang
a man who comes from ​Scotland. This word is ​consideredoffensive by some ​people.
(Definition of jock from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jocknoun [C]

 us   /dʒɑk/ infml
a ​person, esp. a ​young man, who is ​extremelyenthusiastic about and good at ​sports: Everyone on ​campusthought I was just another ​dumb jock.
(Definition of jock from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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