from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of tock.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Despite the hundreds of tick-tocks you hear when walking into this antique watch and clock repair shop, it 's as if time has stopped there.

    The New German Expressionism

  • And for my part, I stay away from doing tick-tocks of meetings and arguments unless I think there are serious implications for policy.

    Reporters aren't the only ones who like to gossip

  • Baby hedgehog 'tocks totally made my day, and I have a mastiff that does "doga." 150 pounds of dog, feet straight out behind him.

    Friday Pix

  • The mural clears just the tops of the doors and the hutch and the grandfather clock, which tocks.


  • And although one of Suze's mantras is how much she loves stocks - "[S] tocks, in my opinion, are the best investment vehicle for the growth of your money over time" - less than 3 percent of Suze's net worth happens to be invested in them.

    Is Suze Orman Nothing But A Lying Shill? - The Consumerist

  • The 2.5-liter engine, with 177 pound-feet on board, pulls smoothly but insistently up to redline, and the gearbox tocks through the ratios with a slick ease.

    The Beetle Mans Up

  • Based on her original reporting for the newspaper (and re - reported here), the book is as scrupulously documented as the Journal's "tick-tocks," which Ellison defines as "often riveting reconstructions of significant events that had occurred months earlier."

    Murdoch's Wall Street Journal Takeover Chronicled In 'War At The Wall Street Journal'

  • The White House moved quickly to take advantage of that opportunity -- doling out details for a series of tick-tocks written by the big media organizations (including this one) that cast Obama as simultaneously deliberate and decisive.

    Obama, the decider

  • The tandem movement of tocks and corporate bonds in Europe may end.

    For Bonds: Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

  • Inside the news business such detailed narratives are called "tick-tocks," and hers beats like a metronome.

    Sarah Ellison's "War at the Wall Street Journal," reviewed by Jack Shafer


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.