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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frock(noun)

    a habit worn by clerics

  2. dress, frock(verb)

    a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

  3. frock(verb)

    put a frock on

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frock(noun)

    a loose outer garment; especially, a gown forming a part of European modern costume for women and children; also, a coarse shirtlike garment worn by some workmen over their other clothes; a smock frock; as, a marketman's frock

  2. Frock(noun)

    a coarse gown worn by monks or friars, and supposed to take the place of all, or nearly all, other garments. It has a hood which can be drawn over the head at pleasure, and is girded by a cord

  3. Frock(verb)

    to clothe in a frock

  4. Frock(verb)

    to make a monk of. Cf. Unfrock

  5. Origin: [F. froc a monk's cowl, coat, garment, LL. frocus, froccus, flocus, floccus, fr. L. floccus a flock of wool; hence orig., a flocky cloth or garment; cf. L. flaccus flabby, E. flaccid.]


  1. Frock

    Frock has been used since Middle English as the name for an article of clothing for men and women. It is sometimes synonymously used for skirt. In British English and in Commonwealth countries the word is used for a girl's or woman's dress. In Australia it is frequently used this way, with the phrase "to frock up" meaning to wear a formal dress or gown for a special occasion.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Frock

    frok, n. a wide-sleeved garment worn by monks: a loose upper garment worn by men: a sailor's jersey: a gown worn by females: an undress regimental coat.—v.t. to furnish with a frock: to invest with priestly office.—n. Frock′-coat, a double-breasted full-skirted coat for men.—adj. Frocked, clothed in a frock.—n. Frock′ing, cloth suitable for frocks, coarse jean.—adj. Frock′less, wanting a frock. [O. Fr. froc, a monk's frock—Low L. frocus—L. floccus, a flock of wool; or more prob. (acc. to Brachet and Littré) from Low L. hrocus—Old High Ger. hroch (Ger. rock), a coat.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. frock

    In the British service, the undress regimental coat of the guards, artillery, and royal marines.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frock in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of frock in a Sentence

  1. Battaille:

    [F]or academic men to be happy, the universe would have to take shape. All of philosophy has no other goal: it is a matter of giving a frock coat to what is, a mathematical frock coat. On the other hand, affirming that the universe resembles nothing and is only formless amounts to saying that the universe is something like a spider or spit.

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