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crock1 / kräk/ • n. 1. an earthenware pot or jar. ∎  a broken piece of earthenware. 2. (also vulgar slang crock of shit) a thing that is considered to be complete nonsense. crock2 inf. • n. an old person who is feeble and useless.

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crock 1 earthen pot, etc. OE. croc and crocca, rel. to synon. Icel. krukka, and prob. further to OE. crōg ( = OHG. kruog, G. krug), OE. crūce ( = OS. krūka, Du. kruik, MHG. krūche), Ir. crogān, Gael. crog(an), W. crochan, Gr. krōssós (:- *krōkjos).

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crock 2 old ewe XV; old broken-down horse; decrepit person or thing XIX. In earliest use Sc.; perh. of Flem. orig., cf. MDu. kraeke (Du. krak), Flem. krake; presumably rel. to CRACK.

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crockad hoc, amok, Bangkok, baroque, belle époque, bloc, block, bock, brock, chock, chock-a-block, clock, cock, crock, doc, dock, floc, flock, frock, hock, hough, interlock, jock, knock, langue d'oc, lock, Locke, Médoc, mock, nock, o'clock, pock, post hoc, roc, rock, schlock, shock, smock, sock, Spock, stock, wok, yapok •manioc • Antioch • sjambok •gemsbok • rhebok • steenbok •springbok • grysbok • Lombok •Zadok • Languedoc •burdock, Murdoch •hollyhock • forehock • spatchcock •blackcock • Hancock • petcock •haycock • gamecock •Leacock, peacock, seacock •Hickok • Hitchcock • poppycock •stopcock • gorcock •Alcock, ballcock •monocoque • woodcock • shuttlecock •moorcock • weathercock

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