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Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

marlock (plural marlocks)

  1. (dialectal, obsolete)
    1. A prank; a practical joke.
      • 1872, The Nautical Magazine, volume 41, page 227:
        Jack, my cousin, used to play off all sorts of marlocks with Terpsy; but she were werry good-tempered.
      • 1895, John Trafford Clegg, The Works of John Trafford Clegg:
        He played moore nor one marlock o' th' same mak afore we'd getten through th' first day, who aw began thinkin he were carryin on to smother his feelins an' keep his full heart fro runnin o'er.
    2. A frolic.
    3. A playful gesture.
    4. A flirtatious glance.

Etymology 2Edit

From Nyunga marlok.

NounEdit

marlock (plural marlocks)

  1. (Australia) Any of various small eucalypts of southwest Australia.

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