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



    BrE BrE//smɒk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//smɑːk//
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  1. 1a loose comfortable piece of clothing like a long shirt, worn especially by women a shapeless cotton smock See related entries: Clothes
  2. 2a long loose piece of clothing worn over other clothes to protect them from dirt, etc. an artist’s smock Smocks were formerly worn by farm workers.
  3. Word OriginOld English smoc ‘woman's loose-fitting undergarment’; probably related to Old English smūgan ‘to creep’ and Old Norse smjúga ‘put on a garment, creep into’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: smock