Definition of "smock" [smock]

  • A loose coatlike outer garment, often worn to protect the clothes while working. (noun)
  • To clothe in a smock. (verb-transitive)
  • To decorate (fabric) with smocking. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "smock" in a sentence
  • "As he stood at the door, a tall young stripling, dressed in what they call a smock frock, with a pitchfork in his hand, came up and, taking his station a little on one side, began to view him from head to foot, scratching his head and grinning."
  • "I, too, think on Hobbes every time the word smock pops up. smocksmocksmock."
  • "From an early age, I believed that when you died, you put on a white satin smock with lace around the cuffs and joined the anonymous army of souls (in heaven if you were lucky)."