There are 4 definitions of jock in English:

jock1

Syllabification: jock
Pronunciation: /jäk
 
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noun

informal
1A disc jockey.
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  • Dashboard Confessional took the stage to a lot of high-pitched screaming and proceeded to impress even the most ardent of jocks with their acoustic-meets-emo stylings.
  • Are all radio jocks born with that annoying radio jock voice?
  • How many times have you listened to a sports presenter/commentator/jock - especially a jock - assert this?
2North American An enthusiast or participant in a specified activity: a computer jock
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  • He was well known by all students, whether they were jocks or computer geeks, the name Ricky Han was always followed by some form of recognition.
  • I was insecure about being some kind of a commando jock photographer, but once everyone was awake we'd hit the streets and the bros were psyched.

Origin

late 18th century: abbreviation.

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There are 4 definitions of jock in English:

jock2

Syllabification: jock
Pronunciation: /
 
jäk/

noun

North American informal
1 another term for jockstrap.
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  • They also more frequently used hip checks to dislodge rushers from their jocks.
  • Cutler is no stranger to the brutality of the gridiron, having strapped on a jock and shoulder pads during his salad days as a high-school football player.
  • I put on my socks, the jock, the shorts, and then the jersey, followed by sweatbands on my left arm and an elbow pad on my right arm.
1.1An enthusiastic athlete or sports fan, especially one with few other interests.
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  • It is pure snobbery to loom at athletes as ‘dumb jocks.’
  • ‘Many people considered athletes dumb jocks, and I wanted to break loose from that barrier,’ he recalls.
  • Directly in front of me, a round lunch table was surrounded by a group of guys, all either athletes and jocks, or just popular boys.

Derivatives

jockish

adjective
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  • Your obviously jockish tendencies evidently annoy him.
  • A recent photograph in Details magazine reveals a jockish, broadly smiling Pace with his arm around costar Shawn Hatosy.
  • Universal differs from Scubar in that the patrons are slightly more palatable, still jockish, however and with an emphasis on the metro.

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jock3

Syllabification: jock
Pronunciation: /
 
jäk/

noun

informal
US A pilot or astronaut.
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  • The Air Force fighter jock doesn't want airpower reduced to artillery.
  • Mary Jane is back on the scene, and she's threatening to marry a jock - an astronaut, no less.
  • The name makes any fighter jock's heart skip a beat.

Origin

late 20th century: probably an abbreviation of jockey, from its informal use in combinations such as jet jockey, plow jockey, where “operation” or “control” of equipment is involved.

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noun

informal , chiefly derogatory
A Scotsman (often as a form of address).

Origin

early 16th century: Scots form of the given name Jack, originally as a name for an ordinary man (compare with jack1). The current sense dates from the late 18th century.

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