Definitions

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

  • noun A badger.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Short for brocket.
  • noun A cart-horse or draft-horse: a word of uncertain original meaning, applied also in provincial English to a cow.
  • noun A badger.
  • noun [Sometimes used as a term of reproach.
  • noun A pig.
  • noun Swill for feeding pigs.
  • noun A cabbage.
  • noun A variant of brough.
  • To break, crumble, or cut into bits or shreds.
  • To cry out; murmur; complain: a word of somewhat uncertain meaning, found only in the two passages quoted.
  • noun A piece; a fragment.
  • noun The name of an insect.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A brocket.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A badger.

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

  • noun UK a male badger.
  • noun A brocket.
  • verb to taunt

Etymologies

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

[Middle English brok, from Old English broc, of Celtic origin.]

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From Old English broc, itself from a source akin to Irish broc, Welsh broch, Cornish brogh.

Examples

  • Dinmont regarded Brown's tenderness to a "brock" -- as a proof of incredible imbecility, or, rather, of want of proper antipathy to vermin.

    Alexander Pope English Men of Letters Series

  • i think brock is a huge mistake on federal s part ... did anyone else happen to catch ufc 100 ... worst display of sportsmanship ever ... i shoot federals because the never let you down

    Would You Buy a Bullet From This Man?

  • i think brock is a huge mistake on federal s part ... did anyone else happen to catch ufc 100 ... worst display of sportsmanship ever ... i shoot federals because the never let you down

    Would You Buy a Bullet From This Man?

  • Now, Jonson sneers at the word 'brock' in a way not unfrequent with Shakspere himself, in regard to various words used by Jonson against him.

    Shakspere and Montaigne

  • One option is a shell with "brock" foam, which is certified as a hard hat, and "EPS" foam, which meets all the requirements of a protective helmet.

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  • I can't remember exactly who, but I think it was brock who got a second chance at an archery buck he stalked ...... who gets two shots at a quality buck with a bow?

    Would You Buy a Bullet From This Man?

  • I can't remember exactly who, but I think it was brock who got a second chance at an archery buck he stalked ...... who gets two shots at a quality buck with a bow?

    Would You Buy a Bullet From This Man?

  • I can't remember exactly who, but I think it was brock who got a second chance at an archery buck he stalked ...... who gets two shots at a quality buck with a bow?

    Would You Buy a Bullet From This Man?

  • Now if the Democrats could just get out of their own way they actually have a chance at staying in power. brock

    Huckabee trails Romney, Palin in cash haul

  • The GOP is just spouting more political propaganda for their 2010 campaigns! brock g

    Republicans react to jobless report

Comments

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  • Scots - rubbish, pieces.

    "His plan is a load o' brock."

    December 28, 2007