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pajock (plural pajocks)

  1. (archaic) A peacock, a male peafowl, noted for its large and extravagantly coloured tail.
  2. (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, 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, page 111:
    “Dickie Harewood is a tardy-gaited, unhaired pajock.” Dougless frowned, not understanding. “An ass, madam,” Nicholas explained.