pajock (plural pajocks)
- (archaic) A peacock, a male peafowl, noted for its large and extravagantly coloured tail.
- (obsolete, pejorative) A person. (The precise implications of this term are unclear, but it may suggest vanity.)
- c. 1600-1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act 3, scene 2:
- For thou dost know, O Damon dear,
- This realm dismantled was
- Of Jove himself, and now reigns here
- A very very — pajock
- 1954, C. S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy (ISBN 0007206550), Chapter 15:
- “Peace! Your Majesties! My Lords!” said King Lune. “Have we no more gravity among us than to be so chafed by the taunt of a pajock?”
1958, L. Sprague De Camp, The Tower of Zanid:
- And wearing my stolen beard, I'll be bound! I'll trounce the pugging pajock in seemly style!
2002, Jude Deveraux, A Knight in Shining Armor, pages 111:
- “Dickie Harewood is a tardy-gaited, unhaired pajock.” Dougless frowned, not understanding. “An ass, madam,” Nicholas explained.