crock

crock1
/krok/, n.
1. an earthenware pot, jar, or other container.
2. a fragment of earthenware; potsherd.
[bef. 1000; ME crokke, OE croc(c), crocca pot; c. ON krukka jug]
crock2
/krok/, n.
1. a person or thing that is old, decrepit, or broken-down.
2. Slang. a person who complains about or insists on being treated for an imagined illness.
3. an old ewe.
4. an old worn-out horse.
v.t.
5. Brit. Slang. to disable or injure.
[1300-50; ME crok old ewe, perh. akin to CRACK (v.) and obs. crack whore; cf. LG krakke broken-down horse]
crock3
/krok/, n.
1. Brit. Dial. soot; smut.
2. excess surface dye from imperfectly dyed cloth.
v.t.
3. Brit. Dial. to soil with soot.
v.i.
4. (of cloth) to give off excess surface dye when rubbed.
[1650-60; orig. uncert.]
crock4
/krok/, n. Slang.
a lie; exaggeration; nonsense: The entire story is just a crock.
[orig. unclear, though often taken as a euphemism for a crock of shit]

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