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See also: Brock and Bröck




From Middle English brok, from Old English broc (badger), related to Danish brok (badger); both probably originally from a Celtic source akin to Irish broc, Welsh broch, Cornish brogh and thus ultimately from Proto-Celtic *brokkos.



brock (plural brocks)

  1. (Britain) a male badger.
    • Ben Jonson
      With pretence of chasing thence the brock.
  2. A brocket.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bailey to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete) A dirty, stinking fellow.


brock (third-person singular simple present brocks, present participle brocking, simple past and past participle brocked)

  1. to taunt
    • 1988 : Then other boys noticed that he had a softness for me, and brocked us both, so that I, who had been as unconscious as ever of anything erotic, suddenly learnt what was going on &, by some profound power of suggestion, what my feelings actually were. - Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library, (Penguin Books, paperback edition, 112)