Jock vs Jockette - What's the difference?

jock | jockette |

As nouns the difference between jock and jockette

is that jock is (uk|slang) a scot while jockette is (us|slang) the female equivalent of a jock.

As a proper noun jock

is a nickname.

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Etymology 1

Unknown. Suggested to be a hypocoristic for John .


(en noun)
  • (slang, archaic) A common man.
  • (British, slang, pejorative) A Scotsman.
  • Etymology 2

    The computer slang meanings are derived from jockey. The athletic slang meanings in turn date from the middle 20th century and are simple abbreviations of jockstrap, which is in turn derived from the older slang meaning of jock itself, which dates from the 17th century, and whose etymology is unknown.


    (en noun)
  • (slang, rare, dated) The penis.
  • An athletic supporter worn by men to support the genitals especially during sports, a jockstrap.
  • (US, slang) A young male athlete (through college age).
  • (US, slang, pejorative) An enthusiastic athlete or sports fan, especially one with few other interests. A slow-witted person of large size and great physical strength. A pretty boy that shows off in sport.
  • (US, slang, computing) A specialist computer programmer
  • usage note : Usually the noun is part of a noun phrase explicitly denoting the particular speciality, such as a "compiler jock" or a "systems jock". Usage of the word alone with this meaning is rare.

    Etymology 3


    (en verb)
  • (slang) to masturbate
  • (slang) to humiliate
  • (slang) to steal
  • Synonyms
    * (to masturbate) jack off, jerk off, jock off, wank, wank off * (to humiliate) punk * (to steal) gank




    (en noun)
  • (US, slang) The female equivalent of a jock.