a gown or dress worn by a girl or woman.
a loose outer garment worn by peasants and workers; smock.
a coarse outer garment with large sleeves, worn by monks.
verb (used with object)
to provide with, or clothe in, a frock.
to invest with priestly or clerical office.
coarse material suitable for making frocks or work clothes
a girl’s or woman’s dress
a loose garment of several types, such as a peasant’s smock
a coarse wide-sleeved outer garment worn by members of some religious orders
(transitive) to invest (a person) with the office or status of a cleric
mid-14c., from Old French froc “a monk’s habit” (12c.), of unknown origin; perhaps from Frankish *hrok or some other Germanic source (cf. Old High German hroc “mantle, coat;” Old Norse rokkr, Old English rocc, Old Frisian rokk, German Rock “coat”), from PIE root *rug- “to spin.”
Another theory traces it to Medieval Latin floccus, from Latin floccus “flock of wool.” Meaning “outer garment for women or children” is from 1530s. Frock-coat attested by 1823.
noun 1. a man’s close-fitting, knee-length coat, single-breasted or double-breasted and with a vent in the back. noun 1. a man’s single- or double-breasted skirted coat, as worn in the 19th century
- Frock tart
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