Definition of crock noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//krɒk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//krɑːk//
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  1. 1crocks [plural] (old-fashioned) cups, plates, dishes, etc.
  2. 2 [countable] (old use) a large pot made of baked clay
  3. 3[countable] (British English, informal) an old person
  4. 4[countable] (British English, informal) an old car in bad condition
  5. Word Originsenses 3 to 4 late Middle English: perhaps from Flemish, and probably related to crack. Originally a Scots term for an old ewe, it came in the late 19th cent. to denote an old or broken-down horse.senses 1 to 2 and crock of shit. Old English croc, crocca, of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse krukka and probably to Dutch kruik and German Krug.Idioms a large prize or reward that somebody hopes for but is unlikely to get (taboo, slang, especially North American English) something that is not true
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