Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles
  2. (verb, creation) embellish by sewing in straight lines crossing each other diagonally

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Synonyms of Smock

dust coat, duster, gabardine, gaberdine

Alternate forms of Smock

Derivations: smock, smocking

Hypernyms: adorn, beautify, coverall, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

Origin of the word Smock

  1. O.E. smoc "woman's garment," from P.Gmc. *smukkaz (cf. O.N. smokkr, but this is perhaps from O.E., O.H.G. smoccho "smock," a rare word, N.Fris. smok, but this, too, perhaps from Eng.), from PIE base *smeugh- "to press" (cf. O.C.S. smykati se "to creep"). Original notion seems to be "garment one creeps into," as the word is relate… more

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