American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An earthenware vessel.
- n. A broken piece of earthenware.
- n. Slang Foolish talk; nonsense: That story is just a crock.
- n. Soot.
- v. To soil with or as if with crock.
- v. To give off soot or color.
- n. One that is worn-out, decrepit, or impaired; a wreck.
- v. To become weak or disabled. Often used with up.
- v. To disable; wreck. Often used with up.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An earthen vessel; a pot or jar (properly earthen, but also sometimes of iron, brass, or other metal) used as a receptacle for meal, butter, milk, etc., or in cooking.
- n. A fragment of earthenware; a potsherd, such as is used to cover the hole in the bottom of a flower-pot.
- To lay up in a crock: as, to crock butter.
- n. Soot, or the black matter collected from combustion on pots and kettles or in a chimney; smut in general, as from coloring matter in cloth.
- To black with soot or other matter collected from combustion; by extension, to soil in any similar way, particularly by contact with imperfectly dyed cloth: as, to crock one's hands.
- To give off crock, smut, or color: as, stockings warranted not to crock.
- n. A low seat; a stool.
- n. A little curl of hair; in the plural, the under hair on the neck.
- n. Same as crook, 7.
- To decrease; decay.
- n. An old ewe.
- n. In cricket, a worthless player.
- n. A stoneware or earthenware jar or storage container.
- n. A piece of broken pottery, a shard.
- n. UK A person who is physically limited by age, illness or injury.
- n. UK An old or broken-down vehicle (and formerly a horse).
- n. slang, countable and uncountable Silly talk, a foolish belief, a poor excuse, nonsense.
- v. To break something or injure someone.
- v. textiles, leatherworking To transfer coloring through abrasion from one item to another.
- v. horticulture To cover the drain holes of a planter with stones or similar material, in order to ensure proper drainage.
- v. transitive To store (butter, etc.) in a crock.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The loose black particles collected from combustion, as on pots and kettles, or in a chimney; soot; smut; also, coloring matter which rubs off from cloth.
- n. A low stool.
- n. Any piece of crockery, especially of coarse earthenware; an earthen pot or pitcher.
- n. a person who is worn out with age or illness.
- n. an old person who complains frequently about illness, especially imaginary ailments.
- n. slang nonsense; balderdash; humbug; -- usually used in the phrase
- v. To soil by contact, as with soot, or with the coloring matter of badly dyed cloth.
- v. To give off crock or smut.
- v. To lay up in a crock.
- n. an earthen jar (made of baked clay)
- n. a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
- n. nonsense; foolish talk
- v. release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric
- v. soil with or as with crock
- From Middle English crokke, from Old English crocc, crocca ("crock, pot, vessel"), from Proto-Germanic *krukkō, *krukkô (“vessel”), from Proto-Indo-European *k(')rōug(')-, *k(')rōuk(')- (“vessel”). Cognate with Dutch kruik ("jar, jug"), German Krug ("jug"), Danish krukke ("jar"), Icelandic krukka ("pot, jar"), Old English crōg, crōh ("crock, pitcher, vessel"). See also cruse. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English crokke, from Old English crocc. Sense 2, short for crock of shit.Origin unknown.Earlier, old ewe that has ceased bearing; probably akin to Norwegian krake, sickly animal, and Middle Dutch kraecke, broken-down horse. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The au jus and little bits of meat and veggies left in the crock is an excellent starter for a pot of vegetable soup also.”
“What a crock is accurate – but only when describe this stupid and trite response on your part.”
“Then marinade them, then cook in crock pot for about half a day. its gonna taste nice!”
“Dishes were stacked on the dining room table, and the soups in crock pots and salad were served from the kitchen counter directly opposite.”
“My grandmother saved everything, and one of my sweetest treasures is an old Win Schuler Bar Cheez crock from the grocery store.”
“Cook in crock pot on low for 8 hours (or on high for 4 hours).”
“This case was a crock from the start, and now they will exploit it to their best advantage politically: against the opponents of the Patriot Act, and at the same time to bolster the “Republicans’ = strength against terrorism claim” just in time to make a few last minute campaign ads.”
“I tend to prefer a slow cooker aka crock pot over steamers.”
“The reason they found out that the whole thing about MySpace was a crock was the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the FBI were able to find that out.”
“Pour 1/2 of the sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker aka the crock pot.”
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