Definitions

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  • noun UK, mildly pejorative, slang a stupid or annoying person; simpleton; fool.

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  • noun a person who is not very bright

Etymologies

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The origin of pillock is believed to go back to the 16th century meaning penis from the Norwegian word pillicock, presumably akin to the slang dickhead meaning inept fool.

Examples

  • And i'm sooo pleased to discover that Ruddock the pillock is now Attorney-General.

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  • And i'm sooo pleased to discover that Ruddock the pillock is now Attorney-General.

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  • And i'm sooo pleased to discover that Ruddock the pillock is now Attorney-General.

    September 2003

  • Barry Porter, Tory MP for Wirral South, asked me to adjudicate on the use of the word 'pillock'.

    Betty Bothroyd The Autobiography

  • Dancing On Ice star Kieron Richardson has hit back at Jason Gardiner following reports that the outspoken judge had branded him a "pillock".

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  • It might be too hard a task to find such a creature, and Ozzy may well have to play his younger self himself, screeching "bloody hell!" at the top of his voice and asking mater "Do you think I meant country matters?" and quaint use of "pillock" …

    British Blogs

  • It might be too hard a task to find such a creature, and Ozzy may well have to play his younger self himself, screeching "bloody hell!" at the top of his voice and asking mater "Do you think I meant country matters?" and quaint use of "pillock" …

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  • I heard on Five Live this morning some pillock arguing that the show was not suited to a recession and that Alan Sugar ought to change his catchphrase from "You're fired" to something more suitable for our difficult times.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I heard on Five Live this morning some pillock arguing that the show was not suited to a recession and that Alan Sugar ought to change his catchphrase from "You're fired" to something more suitable for our difficult times.

    Looking forward to the new series of The Apprentice

  • Maybe I'm a pillock, but I'm going to imply here; judging by your title George, are you a Neil Young fan?

    Off Season

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