- 1A woman’s or girl’s dress.More example sentences
- As for the little girls, they were allowed to wear different coloured frocks and dresses.
- He had been there from the beginning, since the little girl in the pink frock had raised her scrubby fist and inquired fearfully about the ‘bad people.’
- The girl in the blue frock led Lia along a corridor leading from the banquet hall, until she found a room near the end of the wing with double doors and gold door handles.
- 2A loose outer garment, in particular.More example sentences
- Tavisome wears only a loose white frock, is obviously quite short, and is completely unarmed.
- Their frocks or jumpers had deep collars decorated with white tape by 1879.
- The awful frocks were replaced by suits with shoulders.
- 2.1A long gown with flowing sleeves worn by monks, priests, or clergy.More example sentences
- These two beat up Sancho when he tries to take some friars' frocks as battle spoils.
- He wears a priest's collar and carries a machine gun under his frock.
- A round, balding priest hurried down the center aisle, his black frock billowing behind him.
- 2.3 short for frock coat.
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- 1.1 • archaic Invest (someone) with priestly office. Compare with defrock.
late Middle English: from Old French froc, of Germanic origin. The sense 'priest's or monk's gown' is preserved in defrock.