Definition of grockle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡrɒk(ə)l/


British informal, often derogatory
A holidaymaker, especially one visiting a resort in Devon or Cornwall.
Example sentences
  • Everything's damp and miserable out there, not least the grockles [holiday makers].
  • These grockles are the least professional of holiday-makers.
  • There was a time when you'd go out on a Saturday morning shortly before Easter to do a bit of shopping in town and discover that, all of a sudden, the grockles had arrived and the new holiday season with them.


An invented word, originally a fantastic creature in a children's comic, adopted arbitrarily and popularized by the film The System (1964).

Words that rhyme with grockle


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