Definition of pock in English:

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pock

Pronunciation: /pɒk/

noun

A pockmark.
Example sentences
  • He was a strange-looking man, olived-skinned face marked with scars and pocks from unknown battles.
  • The lesions resemble small pocks - tiny, pus-filled blisters most prominent on the face, arms and legs.
  • Her head was bare again, and marked by tiny red pocks.

Derivatives

pocked

Pronunciation: /pɒkt/
adjective
Example sentences
  • In some places the stone is pocked and scarred by the corrosive effects of black sulphates.
  • Their sides were pocked and scarred.
  • He thanked the medical staff who determined he had been poisoned, which caused him extreme internal pain and left his face pocked and grey.

pocky

adjective ( archaic)
Example sentences
  • At Bury St Edmunds, Faith Wilson told her neighbour in 1619 to ‘pull up your muffler higher and hide your pocky face’.
  • So this winter has been a constant deluge of flyers warning about weird rashes and red throats and pocky skin and the nasty stomach virus that wouldn't die.

Origin

Old English poc 'pustule', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch pok and German Pocke. Compare with pox.

Words that rhyme with pock

ad hoc, amok, Bangkok, baroque, belle époque, bloc, block, bock, brock, chock, chock-a-block, clock, doc, dock, floc, flock, frock, hock, hough, interlock, jock, knock, langue d'oc, lock, Locke, Médoc, mock, nock, o'clock, post hoc, roc, rock, schlock, shock, smock, sock, Spock, stock, wok, yapok

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