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Meaning of JOCK

Pronunciation:  jâk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise
  2. [n]  a person trained to compete in sports

JOCK is a 4 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: athlete, athletic supporter, jockstrap, suspensor
 See Also: acrobat, amateur, Babe Didrikson, Babe Zaharias, ball hawk, ballplayer, baseball player, basketball player, basketeer, Bob Mathias, bounder, cager, climber, contestant, cricketer, Didrikson, football player, footballer, gymnast, hockey player, hooker, hurdler, ice-hockey player, James Cleveland Owens, James Francis Thorpe, Jesse Owens, Jim Thorpe, jumper, lacrosse player, leaper, letterman, lifter, Mathias, Mildred Ella Didrikson, Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias, Olympian, Owens, parachute jumper, pentathlete, pole jumper, pole vaulter, pro, professional, protective garment, reserve, Robert Bruce Mathias, runner, sharpshooter, shot putter, skater, skier, skydiver, sledder, soccer player, sport, sportsman, sportswoman, striker, substitute, swimmer, swinger, tennis player, Thorpe, vaulter, weightlifter, winger, Zaharias



Computing Dictionary

1. A programmer who is characterised by large and somewhat brute-force programs.

2. When modified by another noun, describes a specialist in some particular computing area. The compounds "compiler jock" and "systems jock" seem to be the best-established examples.

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 Related Terms: advocate, alpenstock, amateur athlete, Anzac, archer, arm, askari, athlete, athletic supporter, Aussie, back, backbone, backing, ballplayer, bandeau, baseballer, baseman, batter, battery, bearer, blocking back, Boche, bowman, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, brassiere, bucko, buttress, cane, carrier, catcher, caveman, center, cervix, coach, competitor, corset, cricketer, crook, crutch, defensive lineman, digger, doughboy, end, footballer, foundation garment, Fritz, fulcrum, games-player, gamester, GI, girdle, guard, guy, guywire, Heinie, he-man, Hun, infielder, Jerry, jockstrap, Johnny, jumper, Kraut, lineman, mainstay, maintainer, mast, neck, offensive lineman, outfield, outfielder, player, poilu, poloist, professional athlete, prop, pugilist, quarterback, racer, redcoat, reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, rest, resting place, rigging, sepoy, shoulder, shroud, skater, spine, sport, sportsman, sprit, staff, standing rigging, stave, stay, stick, stiffener, strengthener, support, supporter, sustainer, swaddy, tackle, tailback, Tommy, Tommy Atkins, toxophilite, upholder, walking stick, wingback, wrestler, Yank