Definition of pillock in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpilək/


British informal
A stupid person.
Example sentences
  • By choice l looked like a complete pillock for two years.
  • Thankfully, nobody else seems to think it necessary to remind me that I'm a complete pillock.
  • The problem with living in a democracy is that sometimes a complete pillock gets elected to high office because more people disagree with you than agree with you and there ain't a damned thing you can do about it.


Mid 16th century: variant of archaic pillicock 'penis', the early sense of pillock in dialects of northern England.

Words that rhyme with pillock


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Syllabification: pil·lock

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