Smock frock
Frock Frock (fr[o^]k), n. [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. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

{Frock coat}, a body coat for men, usually double-breasted, the skirts not being in one piece with the body, but sewed on so as to be somewhat full.

{Smock frock}. See in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Smock frock — A coarse frock, or shirt, worn over the other dress, as by farm laborers. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smock-frock — smockˈ frock noun A farm worker s smock • • • Main Entry: ↑smock …   Useful english dictionary

  • smock frock — n. a heavy smock, esp. of the kind formerly worn by European farm laborers …   English World dictionary

  • Smock-frock — A smock frock or smock is an outer garment worn by rural workers in England and Wales from at least the early eighteenth century. The traditional smock frock is made of heavy linen or wool and varies from thigh length to mid calf length.… …   Wikipedia

  • smock frock — noun : a loose shirtlike outer garment of coarse linen or cotton worn by workmen especially in Europe * * * a loose overgarment of linen or cotton, as that worn by European farm laborers. Cf. blouse (def. 3). [1790 1800] * * * smock frock, a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • smock frock — n. coarse loose smock worn by laborers mainly in Europe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • smock-frock — n. Smock, blouse …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • smock frock — noun Date: circa 1800 a loose outer garment worn by workmen especially in Europe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • smock frock — a loose overgarment of linen or cotton, as that worn by European farm laborers. Cf. blouse (def. 3). [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • smock-frock —  a coarse linen shirt worn over the coat by waggoners, &c. called in the South a GABERDINE …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

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