from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman's dress.
  • noun A long loose outer garment, as that worn by artists and craftspeople; a smock.
  • noun A woolen garment formerly worn by sailors; a jersey.
  • noun A robe worn by monks, friars, and other clerics; a habit.
  • transitive verb To clothe in a frock.
  • transitive verb To invest with clerical office.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To supply or cover with a frock; hence, to invest with the privileges of those whose distinctive dress is a frock, as of a monk. See frock, n., 1.
  • noun A frog.
  • noun A garment with large sleeves worn by monks.
  • noun A garment covering the body and worn by either sex.
  • noun The principal outer garment of women: a term partly abandoned in recent times for the indistinctive word dress and the word gown, but still retained, particularly in the British islands, for the outer garment, consisting of a bodice or waist and a skirt, worn by children.
  • noun Same as frock-coat.
  • noun In the British service, the undress regimental coat of the guards, artillery, and royal marines.
  • noun A sort of worsted netting worn by sailors, often in lieu of a shirt. Also called a Guernsey frock. Jamieson.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To clothe in a frock.
  • transitive verb To make a monk of. Cf. Unfrock.
  • noun A loose outer garment; especially, a gown forming a part of European modern costume for women and children; also, a coarse shirtlike garment worn by some workmen over their other clothes; a smock frock.
  • noun A coarse gown worn by monks or friars, and supposed to take the place of all, or nearly all, other garments. It has a hood which can be drawn over the head at pleasure, and is girded by a cord.
  • noun a body coat for men, usually double-breasted, the skirts not being in one piece with the body, but sewed on so as to be somewhat full.
  • noun See in the Vocabulary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun dialectal A frog.
  • noun A dress, a piece of clothing for a female, which consists of a skirt and a cover for the upper body.
  • noun An outer garment worn by priests and other clericals, a habit.
  • verb To clothe in a frock.
  • verb To make a cleric.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a habit worn by clerics
  • noun a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
  • verb put a frock on


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English frok, a monk's habit, from Old French froc, from Medieval Latin froccus, of Germanic origin.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English froke, variation of frogge ("frog"), from Old English frocga ("frog"). More at frog.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English frok, frokke, from Old French froc ("frock, a monk's gown or habit") (compare Medieval Latin hrocus, roccus, rocus ("a coat")), from Old Frankish *hroc, *hrok (“skirt, dress, robe”), from Proto-Germanic *hrukkaz (“robe, jacket, skirt, tunic”), from Proto-Indo-European *kreḱ- (“to weave”). Cognate with Old High German hroch, roch ("skirt, dress, cowl") (German Rock ("skirt, coat")), Saterland Frisian Rok ("skirt"), Dutch rok ("skirt, petticoat"), Old English rocc ("an overgarment, tunic, rochet"), Old Norse rokkr ("skirt, jacket") ( > Danish rok ("garment")).


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