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American English

Today: Mon, 21 Oct 2019

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an athlete, sportsman

For example:

  • Betty's new boyfriend is one of the jocks on the football team.

  • In our high school, most of the guys are either jocks or geeks.

Origin: possibly short for "jockstrap" (an athletic support)

Variety: This slang term is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

The jocks are the guys who are

a. into music

b. into sports

c. into underwear
a) into music b) into sports c) into underwear