Meaning of JOCK in English

I. ˈjäk noun

( -s )

Usage: often capitalized

Etymology: from Jock, Scots & Irish nickname for John

1. Scot & Irish : a country boy : lad

2. : a soldier in a Scottish regiment

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: short for jockey (I)

1. : jockey 2a

any one of two dozen top jocks will get home with the best horse in a race — Eddie Arcaro

2. : disc jockey


variant of jockstrap

IV. noun

Etymology: so called from the wearing of jockstraps by male athletes

1. : athlete ; especially : a school or college athlete

2. : pilot ; especially : a fighter pilot

3. : a person devoted to a single pursuit or interest

computer jocks

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.