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definition of the word hock

by the Wiktionnary

From hockamore, from the name of the German town of Hochheim am Main.

Singular
hock

Plural
hocks

hock (plural hocks)

  1. A Rhenish wine, of a light yellow color, either sparkling or still, from the Hochheim region, but often applied to all Rhenish wines.

Middle English hough.

Singular
hock

Plural
hocks

hock (plural hocks)

  1. The tarsal joint of a digitigrade quadruped, such as a horse, pig or dog.
  2. Meat from that part of a food animal.

Dutch hok prison, debt.

Infinitive
to hock

Third person singular
hocks

Simple past
hocked

Past participle
hocked

Present participle
hocking

to hock (third-person singular simple present hocks, present participle hocking, simple past and past participle hocked)

  1. (transitive) (colloquial) To leave with a pawnbroker as security for a loan.


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