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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun jock
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  1. a person trained to compete in sports; an athlete.(wns=1)
    synonyms: athlete.
  2. A jockstrap.
  3. A disk jockey.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise
  2. A person trained to compete in sports
Wiktionary

Unknown. Suggested to be a hypocoristic for John.

  1. (slang, archaic) A common man.
  2. (Britain, slang, pejorative) A Scotsman.

The computer slang meanings are derived from jockey. The athletic slang meanings in turn date from the middle 20th century and are simple abbreviations of jockstrap, which is in turn derived from the older slang meaning of jock itself, which dates from the 17th century, and whose etymology is unknown.

  1. (slang, rare, dated) The penis.
  2. An athletic supporter worn by men to support the genitals especially during sports, a jockstrap.
  3. (US, slang) A young male athlete (through college age).
  4. (US, slang, pejorative) An enthusiastic athlete or sports fan, especially one with few other interests. A slow-witted person of large size and great physical strength. A pretty boy that shows off in sport.
  5. (US, slang, computing, in combination) A specialist computer programmer
    a compiler ; a systems

    Notable Persons Named Jock

    Jock Mahoney was an actor, stuntman, and stunt performer. His career lasted from 1946 to 1985. Jock was given the name Jacques Joseph O'Mahoney on February 7th, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Jock is also known as O'Mahoney, Jacques; O'Mahoney, Jack; O'Mahoney, Jock, and Jocko. He left this life on December 14th, 1989.

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    Jock Stein was a soccer player for the Blantyre Victoria F.C., Albion Rovers F.C., Llanelli Town A.F.C., Celtic F.C., and Scottish Football League XI. Jock was born on October 5th, 1922 in Burnbank, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. He passed away on September 10th, 1985.

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    Jock was born in 1946. They breathed their last breath on August 9th, 1976.

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    Jock was born on October 26th, 1903. He breathed his last breath on March 10th, 1988.

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    Jock was born on December 21st, 1913. He passed away on December 31st, 1941.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Jock

    Jock is a comics creator. Jock is also known as Jock.

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    Charles was born on November 23rd, 1989 in Ethiopia.

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    Duach Jock is a soccer player for the San Diego Flash, Point Loma Nazarene University, Orange County Blues FC, and South Sudan national football team. Duach was born on December 20th, 1986 in Gambela, Ethiopia.

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1916 5 0 5
    1918 5 0 5
    1921 5 0 5
    1923 8 0 8
    1924 5 0 5
    1926 7 0 7
    1929 8 0 8
    1930 6 0 6
    1932 7 0 7
    1933 5 0 5
    1934 9 0 9
    1936 5 0 5
    1937 8 0 8
    1938 5 0 5
    1940 15 0 15
    1941 10 0 10
    1942 5 0 5
    1943 12 0 12
    1944 8 0 8
    1945 15 0 15
    1946 9 0 9
    1947 23 0 23
    1948 30 0 30
    1949 26 0 26
    1950 27 0 27
    1951 24 0 24
    1952 25 0 25
    1953 27 0 27
    1954 14 0 14
    1955 24 0 24
    1956 38 0 38
    1957 46 0 46
    1958 28 0 28
    1959 34 0 34
    1960 32 0 32
    1961 41 0 41
    1962 26 0 26
    1963 32 0 32
    1964 29 0 29
    1965 17 0 17
    1966 32 0 32
    1967 26 0 26
    1968 13 0 13
    1969 15 0 15
    1970 19 0 19
    1971 14 0 14
    1972 16 0 16
    1973 13 0 13
    1974 9 0 9
    1975 6 0 6
    1976 5 0 5
    1978 5 0 5
    1979 11 0 11
    1980 18 0 18
    1981 16 0 16
    1982 14 0 14
    1983 23 0 23
    1984 14 0 14
    1985 19 0 19
    1986 10 0 10
    1987 13 0 13
    1988 15 0 15
    1989 9 0 9
    1990 6 0 6
    1991 11 0 11
    1993 7 0 7
    1995 7 0 7
    2001 7 0 7
    2007 5 0 5
    2009 6 0 6

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Jock U.S.
      White 81.81% 64.26%
      African American 5.11% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.82% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 7.63% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.89% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Jock

    People with the last name Jock are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Jock

    • How Popular is the name Jock? Jock is the 9,996th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jock was the 19,053rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Jock have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,089 babies born with the first name Jock in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jock to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jock? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Jock first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jock is Thursday, December 5th, 1872.
    • What year had the most people named Jock born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jock was in 1957 with a total of 46 babies.
    • Random Jock Factoid: According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jock is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1950.
    • Weird things about the name Jock: Your name in reverse order is Kcoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cjok. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Jock? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,429 people with the last name Jock.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jock? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jock as their last name since less than 1 person in 208k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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