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1. informal A shortening of "disc jockey." Primarily heard in US. He had a pretty prominent career as a rock jock, so it was a little weird hearing him spin new-age tunes for a different radio station. The local radio station is looking for a jock to fill its new hip-hop slot.
2. informal A shortening of "jockstrap." Primarily heard in US. Yuck, I think these dirty jocks have been in my gym bag since the summer!
3. informal Someone who is very skilled at or passionate about sports, especially in school or college. Often used in a dismissive or derogatory manner to imply a lack of intelligence, creativity, or empathy. (Derived from the shortening of "jockstrap.") Primarily heard in US. I was definitely a bit of a jock in high school, but I focused much more on academics when I went to college. It's true that she's an incredible athlete, but she's not just some stereotypical jock.
4. offensive slang A derogatory term for a Scottish person (derived from the Scottish variant for the name "Jack"). The word is capitalized in this usage. Primarily heard in UK. Oy, Jock! Why don't you move back north and leave our jobs alone! Someone spray painted the word "Jock" on our front door shortly after we moved into the house.
informal Someone, especially a male, who is very skilled at or passionate about sports, especially in school or college. Often used in a dismissive or derogatory manner to imply a lack of intelligence, creativity, or empathy. Sometimes spelled as two words. I used to be pretty good friends with Tom in middle school, but he started hanging out with the jockstrappers in high school and didn't really talk to me much after that. It's true that he's an incredible athlete, but he's not just some stereotypical jock strapper.
1. Someone who is very skilled at rock climbing or does so very often. I'd love to try out the rock wall at my gym, but it's always crawling with rock jocks. I'm not enough of a rock jock to tackle a cliff like that.
2. A radio disc jockey specializing in rock music. He had a pretty prominent career as a rock jock, so it was a little weird hearing him spin new-age tunes in a new station.
3. An enthusiastic fan of rock music. My uncle's been a rock jock his whole life, so he's always blasting AC/DC and Metallica whenever I take a ride in his truck.
An intentionally provocative or outrageous host of a talk show on a radio station. Shortened from "shock jockey," which is itself modeled on "disc jockey" (someone who selects and plays music on a radio station). Howard Stern has got to be the most famous shock jock, right? He constantly seems to be offending some group or another. This guy's my favorite shock jock. He can make your blood boil at times, but he's always entertaining!
The host of a talk show on a radio station. Often shortened to "talk jock." Modeled on "disc jockey," someone who selects and plays music on a radio station. How do you listen to this garbage on the radio? The talk jockey always just ends up arguing with all of his guests. This guy's my favorite talk jock. I don't always agree with him, but he's always entertaining!
1. noun A spelling of the pronunciation of "VJ," an initialism of "video jockey," referring to someone who introduces or describes videos, especially music videos, as during live performances or for a television program. He used to be a really popular veejay on MTV back in the day.
2. verb To work as a video jockey. I heard he got a gig veejaying for some new music channel on weekends.
3. noun, slang A woman's vagina. I'd really rather not discuss what's going to happen to my veejay when the baby arrives, thanks.
1. noun A video jockey, that is, someone who introduces or describes videos, especially music videos, as during live performances or for a television program. He used to be a really popular video jock on MTV back in the day.
2. verb To work as a video jockey. I heard he got a gig video jocking for some new music channel on weekends.
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1. n. an athlete. (see also strap, jockstrap. Now of either sex.) The jocks are all at practice now.
2. n. an athletic supporter (garment). Somebody dropped a jock in the hall.
n. a mountain or rock climber. The sides of every mountain are covered with rock-jocks.
veejayand VJ and video jock
n. a video jockey; a host on a television program that features music videos. (see also disk jockey.) Sally tried out for the veejay job, but she looked too old and stuffy for that kind of work.
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