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Meaning of FROCK

Pronunciation:  frâk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
  2. [v]  put a frock on

FROCK is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: dress
 See Also: apparel, bodice, caftan, chemise, clothe, coatdress, cocktail dress, dirndl, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, garment, gown, habilitate, hemline, jumper, kaftan, kirtle, morning dress, Mother Hubbard, muumuu, neckline, pinafore, pinny, polonaise, raiment, sack, saree, sari, sheath, shift, shirtdress, slide fastener, tog, zip, zip-fastener, zipper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Frock\, n. [F. froc a monk's cowl, coat, garment, LL.
    frocus, froccus, flocus, floccus, fr. L. floccus a flock of
    wool; hence orig., a flocky cloth or garment; cf. L. flaccus
    flabby, E. flaccid.]
    1. A loose outer garment; especially, a gown forming a part
       of European modern costume for women and children; also, a
       coarse shirtlike garment worn by some workmen over their
       other clothes; a smock frock; as, a marketman's frock.
    2. A coarse gown worn by monks or friars, and supposed to
       take the place of all, or nearly all, other garments. It
       has a hood which can be drawn over the head at pleasure,
       and is girded by a cord.
    {Frock coat}, a body coat for men, usually double-breasted,
       the skirts not being in one piece with the body, but sewed
       on so as to be somewhat full.
    {Smock frock}. See in the Vocabulary.
  2. \Frock\, v. t.
    1. To clothe in a frock.
    2. To make a monk of. Cf. {Unfrock}.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bib and tucker, cloak, costume, dress, duds, garment, gown, habit, jupe, mantle, rag, raiment, rig, robe, skirt, suit, togs, vestment, vesture