Meaning of “jock” in the English Dictionary

"jock" in British English

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jocknoun

uk /dʒɒk/ us /dʒɑːk/

jock noun (PERSON)

[ C ] US informal disapproving a person who is extremely enthusiastic about sport

Jocknoun [ C ]

uk /dʒɒk/ us /dʒɑːk/ UK slang

a man who comes from Scotland. This word is considered offensive by some people.

(Definition of “jock” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jock" in American English

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jocknoun [ C ]

us /dʒɑk/ infml

a person, esp. a young man, who is extremely enthusiastic about and good at sports:

Everyone on campus thought I was just another dumb jock.

(Definition of “jock” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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