Definitions for crockkrɒk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

crockkrɒk(n.)

  1. an earthenware pot, jar, or other container.

    Category: Ceramics

  2. a fragment of earthenware; potsherd.

    Category: Ceramics

Origin of crock:

bef. 1000; ME crokke, OE croc(c),crocca pot, c. ON krukka jug

crockkrɒk(n.)

  1. one that is old or decrepit.

  2. Slang. a person who complains about or insists on being treated for an imagined illness.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  3. an old worn-out horse.

    Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

  4. (v.t.)Brit. Slang. to disable or injure.

    Category: British

Origin of crock:

1300–50; ME crok old ewe, perh. akin to crack (v.) and obs. crack whore; cf. LG krakke broken-down horse

crock*krɒk(n.)

  1. something false or exaggerated; humbug.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of crock:

1955–60; orig. unclear, though often taken as a euphemism for a crock of shit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carbon black, lampblack, soot, smut, crock(noun)

    a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink

  2. crock(noun)

    nonsense; foolish talk

    "that's a crock"

  3. crock, earthenware jar(verb)

    an earthen jar (made of baked clay)

  4. crock(verb)

    release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric

  5. crock(verb)

    soil with or as with crock

Wiktionary

  1. crock(Noun)

    A stoneware or earthenware jar or storage container.

  2. crock(Noun)

    A piece of broken pottery, a shard.

  3. crock(Noun)

    A person who is physically limited by age, illness or injury.

    Old crocks home = home for the aged

  4. crock(Noun)

    An old or broken-down vehicle (and formerly a horse).

    Old crocks race = veteran car rally

  5. crock(Noun)

    Silly talk, a foolish belief, a poor excuse, nonsense.

  6. crock(Verb)

    To break something or injure someone.

  7. crock(Verb)

    To transfer coloring through abrasion from one item to another.

  8. crock(Verb)

    To cover the drain holes of a planter with stones or similar material, in order to ensure proper drainage.

  9. Origin: From crokke, from crocc, crocca, from krukkō, from k(')rōug(')-. Cognate with kruik, Krug, krukke, krukka, crog, croh. See also cruse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crock(noun)

    the loose black particles collected from combustion, as on pots and kettles, or in a chimney; soot; smut; also, coloring matter which rubs off from cloth

  2. Crock(verb)

    to soil by contact, as with soot, or with the coloring matter of badly dyed cloth

  3. Crock(verb)

    to give off crock or smut

  4. Crock(noun)

    a low stool

  5. Crock(noun)

    any piece of crockery, especially of coarse earthenware; an earthen pot or pitcher

  6. Crock(verb)

    to lay up in a crock; as, to crock butter

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. crock

    [from the American scatologism crock of shit] 1. An awkward feature or programming technique that ought to be made cleaner. For example, using small integers to represent error codes without the program interpreting them to the user (as in, for example, Unix make(1), which returns code 139 for a process that dies due to segfault). 2. A technique that works acceptably, but which is quite prone to failure if disturbed in the least. For example, a too-clever programmer might write an assembler which mapped instruction mnemonics to numeric opcodes algorithmically, a trick which depends far too intimately on the particular bit patterns of the opcodes. (For another example of programming with a dependence on actual opcode values, see The Story of Mel' in Appendix A.) Many crocks have a tightly woven, almost completely unmodifiable structure. See kluge, brittle. The adjectives crockish and crocky, and the nouns crockishness and crockitude, are also used.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

crock(noun)

an earthenware pot or jar.

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