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  • proper n. A nickname.
  • n. a Scot


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Believed to be a Scots variant of Jack. Because of its specific association with Scotland, the British English slang term is believed by most sources to be derived from the frequency of the use of the given name on Scotland, rather than from the "common man" etymology.


  • Under 25, people are still divided into tribes, the cool tribe, the ambitious tribe, the jock tribe with apologies to Jock, and the nerdy tribe.

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  • First Impression: When most people hear the name Jock, they understandably think of a husky athlete with big muscles.

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  • The Mountaineers have dangerous return men in Jock Sanders and Tavon Austin on kickoffs and Brandon Hogan on punts.

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  • Athleticism does not explain Jock's ability to run fast, or jump high, but it explains his possession of the artifacts.

    Bunny and a Book

  • I also found the 11th race interesting because the Dem was a born-again Jock for Jesus, which probably has implications for DINO-hunting, better Democrats types, but it's reason for optimism that an Evangelical Christian would run as a Democrat.

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  • They called in Jock Mahoney, and he pulled it off.

    Archive 2007-04-08

  • An opinion poll in Jock land shows the SNP on a massive 48%.

    Archive 2007-08-05

  • It was the height of discourtesy to stand staring; and with a blush she called Jock and turned hastily away to retrace her steps.

    The Making of a Soul

  • Jock is away and Jamie is so young; how should he understand? and my father that notices nothing, that thinks it will be a grand marriage and a credit to the family.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • We all join in the sincerest love to you, and in the kindest remembrance to "Jock" -- [Son of Doctor Brown.] -- and your sister.

    Complete Letters of Mark Twain


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