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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English frok, frokke, from Old French froc (frock, a monk's gown or habit) (compare Medieval Latin hrocus, roccus, rocus (a coat) which may also have inspired the Old French form), from Old Frankish *hroc, *hrok (skirt, dress, robe), from Proto-Germanic *hrukkaz (robe, jacket, skirt, tunic), from Proto-Indo-European *kreḱ- (to weave). Cognate with Old High German hroch, roch (skirt, dress, cowl) (German Rock (skirt, coat)), Saterland Frisian Rok (skirt), Dutch rok (skirt, petticoat), Old English rocc (an overgarment, tunic, rochet), Old Norse rokkr (skirt, jacket) ( > Danish rok (garment)).

NounEdit

frock (plural frocks)

  1. A dress, a piece of clothing for a female, which consists of a skirt and a cover for the upper body.
  2. An outer garment worn by priests and other clericals, a habit.
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VerbEdit

frock (third-person singular simple present frocks, present participle frocking, simple past and past participle frocked)

  1. To clothe in a frock.
  2. To make a cleric.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English froke, variation of frogge (frog), from Old English frocga (frog). More at frog.

NounEdit

frock (plural frocks)

  1. (dialectal) A frog.