1A disc jockey.
- 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
More example sentences
- 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.
2.1US A pilot or astronaut.
- In their other lives, some are commercial pilots, ex-military jocks, suits with office jobs.
- Curiously, Will argues in favor of making pilots - even Air Force fighter jocks - wear bow ties.
- And keep in mind, these are Air Force fighter jocks - some of the most respected, and feared, military officers in the world.
Late 18th century (denoting a rider in horse races): abbreviation.
Words that rhyme with jockad hoc, amok, Bangkok, baroque, belle époque, bloc, block, bock, brock, chock, chock-a-block, clock, doc, dock, floc, flock, frock, hock, hough, interlock, knock, langue d'oc, lock, Locke, Médoc, mock, nock, o'clock, pock, post hoc, roc, rock, schlock, shock, smock, sock, Spock, stock, wok, yapok
nounNorth American informal
1 another term for jockstrap.
- 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.
2An enthusiastic male athlete or sports fan, especially one with few other interests.
- 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.
- Example sentences
- 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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