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EtymologyEdit

From Old English pocc, from Proto-Germanic *puh-(swell up, blow up) (compare Dutch pok, Low German Pocke).

NounEdit

pock ‎(plural pocks)

  1. A pus-filled swelling on the surface on the skin caused by an eruptive disease.
  2. Any pit, especially one formed as a scar

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VerbEdit

pock ‎(third-person singular simple present pocks, present participle pocking, simple past and past participle pocked)

  1. To scar or mark with pits
    • 2007 February 23, Greg Myre, “Palestinian Universities Dragged Into Factional Clashes”, in New York Times[1]:
      Just next door, at Al Azhar University, a rocket mangled the protective metal bars as it crashed through the windows of the president’s office this month, destroying his desk and pocking his walls with shrapnel.