Antedating of "Jock" (Athlete)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 25 17:10:43 UTC 2013

jock, n.5 (OED 1963)

1954 _Daily Princetonian_ 18 Nov. 2 (online archives)  Number 5 is an all-American, well-scrubbed gentleman jock.  He does not carry the locker-room to the club.  He is seen more often playing lacrosse, squash or hockey than football or basketball. ... Number 6 is an unregenerate jock.  He has a forward passing average of 75 per cent and an IQ of 75.

Fred Shapiro

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