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 History of this Word

"ock" is from "oc" spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
hoolock
whinock
burrock
dunnock

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ock" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates small or worthless. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ock illustration The hillock has a flat top and steep sides with a tree on the right.
-ock illustration We were still three miles and a bittock distant from the place where we were to spend the night.