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smock

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English smoc(c), from Proto-Germanic *smukkaz (something slipped into); akin to Old High German smocho, Icelandic smokkr, and from the root of Old English smugan (to creep), akin to German schmiegen (to cling to, press close). Middle High German smiegen, Icelandic smjúga (to creep through, to put on a garment which has a hole to put the head through); compare with Lithuanian smukti (to glide). See also smug, smuggle.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

smock (plural smocks)

  1. A woman's undergarment; a shift; a chemise.
  2. A blouse; a smock frock.
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  3. A loose garment worn as protection by a painter, etc.

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AdjectiveEdit

smock (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock
  2. Hence, of or pertaining to a woman.
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VerbEdit

smock (third-person singular simple present smocks, present participle smocking, simple past and past participle smocked)

  1. (transitive) To provide with, or clothe in, a smock or a smock frock. Alfred Tennyson.
  2. (transitive) To apply smocking.

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