Definitions for: Frock


[n] a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
[v] put a frock on



Webster (1913) Definition: Frock, 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.

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.

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.


Frock, v. t.
1. To clothe in a frock.

2. To make a monk of. Cf. Unfrock.

Synonyms: dress

See Also: apparel, bodice, caftan, chemise, clothe, coatdress, cocktail dress, dirndl, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, garment, gown, habilitate, hemline, jumper, kaftan, kirtle, morning dress, Mother Hubbard, muumuu, neckline, pinafore, pinny, polonaise, raiment, sack, saree, sari, sheath, shift, shirtdress, slide fastener, tog, zip, zip-fastener, zipper

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