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jock

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.

jockstrapper

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.

rock jock

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.
See also: jock, rock

shock jock

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!
See also: jock, shock

talk jockey

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!
See also: jockey, talk

veejay

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.

video jock

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.
See also: jock, video
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

jock

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.

jockstrapper

verb

rock-jock

n. a mountain or rock climber. The sides of every mountain are covered with rock-jocks.

veejay

and 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.

video jock

verb
See veejay
See also: jock, video
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Jock's previous adventures include rowing the Atlantic, rowing to the North Pole, leading the Cable and Wireless Adventurer team on a record-breaking circumnavigation of the globe in a power boat and winning yachting's prestigious Commodores Cup with a largely Scottish team in 2018.
After continuing his training at Queen's Barracks, Perth, Jock volunteered to join the Parachute Regiment in 1943 and he found that more to his liking.
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Elizabeth Ludgate, of Coventry Cathedral, said: "Shortly after the destruction of the old St Michael's, it was Jock Forbes who embraced Provost Howard's message of hope and forgiveness in the face of war by bounding two of the great charred oak beams together that had fallen in a shape of a cross.
When Jock was visiting Mali In 2000, a local woman made a request of him: find and send a "small machine for shelling peanuts, something that wouldn't need electricity (which the villagers didn't have) or gasoline (which they couldn't afford)." Back home in North Carolina, Jock discovered that such a sheller didn't exist.
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