Pronunciation Noun

smock (plural smocks)

  1. A type of undergarment worn by women; a shift or slip.
    • 14th century, Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, The Clerk's Prologue and Tale
      Before the folk herselfe stripped she,
      And in her smock, with foot and head all bare,
      Toward her father's house forth is she fare.
  2. A blouse; a smock frock.
    • 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
      And women were in that gabarre [boat]; whom the Red Nightcaps were stripping naked; who begged, in their agony, that their smocks might not be stript from them.
  3. A loose garment worn as protection by a painter, etc.
  • French: blouse
  • Russian: сорочка
  • French: blouse
  • Russian: блу́зка
  • French: blouse
  • Portuguese: avental
  • Russian: спецо́вка

smock (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock
  2. Hence, of or pertaining to a woman.

smock (smocks, present participle smocking; past and past participle smocked)

  1. (transitive) To provide with, or clothe in, a smock or a smock frock.
  2. (transitive, sewing) To apply smocking.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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