pock
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pokke, from Old English pocc; akin to Middle Low German & Middle Dutch pocke pock Date: before 12th century a pustule in an eruptive disease (as smallpox); also a spot suggesting such a pustule II. transitive verb Date: 1841 to mark with or as if with pocks ; pit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(as of small-pox)


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  • Pock — as a verb Pock(v) means to poke someone hard.Pronunciation: P aa ca In general terms, Pocking can also mean in the action of poking someone really hard.Example To get saeed s attention, Jeff went up to Saeed and pocked him on the shoulder. First… …   Wikipedia

  • Pock — ist der Name von Alexander Pock (1871–1950), österreichischer Genre , und Militärmaler Johann Pock (* 1965), österreichischer Pastoraltheologe Johann Jacob Pock (1604–1651), deutscher Steinmetzmeister und Bildhauer Julius Pock (1840–1911),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pöck — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Friedrich von Pöck (1825–1884), österreichischer Admiral Gregor Pöck (1862−1945), römisch katholischer Theologe und Ordensgeistlicher Herbert Pöck (* 1957), österreichischer Eishockeytrainer und spieler… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pock — Pock, n. [OE. pokke, AS. pocc, poc; akin to D. pok, G. pocke, and perh. to E. poke a pocket. Cf. {Pox}.] (Med.) A pustule raised on the surface of the body in variolous and vaccine diseases. [1913 Webster] Of pokkes and of scab every sore.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pock — ► NOUN ▪ a pockmark. DERIVATIVES pocked adjective. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • pock — [päk] n. [ME pocke < OE pocc: for IE base see POKE2] 1. a pustule caused by smallpox or some other disease 2. POCKMARK: See POX pocked adj …   English World dictionary

  • pock — oy·a·pock; pock·et·able; pock·et·ful; pock·et·ing; pock·et·less; pock·ety; pock; ya·pock; pock·et; pock·et·able·ness; …   English syllables

  • pock — {{11}}pock (n.) O.E. pocc pustule, from P.Gmc. *puh(h) to swell up, blow up (Cf. Du. pok, Low Ger. poche), from PIE root *bhu to swell, to blow. The plural form, M.E. pokkes, is the source of POX (Cf. pox), which since early 14c. has been used in …   Etymology dictionary

  • pock — 1. Kind shorthand for I completely like and respect you, maybe even love you, but you must please leave me alone right now, no questions asked. Especially appropriate when the other person is visiting your turf your dorm room, office, etc. 2. To… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • pock — 1. Kind shorthand for I completely like and respect you, maybe even love you, but you must please leave me alone right now, no questions asked. Especially appropriate when the other person is visiting your turf your dorm room, office, etc. 2. To… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • pock — n. (also pock mark) 1 a small pus filled spot on the skin, esp. caused by chickenpox or smallpox. 2 a mark resembling this. Phrases and idioms: pock marked bearing marks resembling or left by such spots. Derivatives: pocky adj. Etymology: OE poc… …   Useful english dictionary

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