Definitions starting with P

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pock, pork

/pohk/ [cf. OED puck to hit or strike obs. except dial.] v. 1. to hit with around object such as a ball or a stone. (Black)

2. (in playing rounders) to hit a person with the ball before he reaches base: That left-hand chick could pock hard, boy (Nassau). (Exuma, Nassau)

Tags: game, verb

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Last update: 2010-11-21 00:42
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Raquel Penn:
The respondent is 54 years old and is from Nassau. She is very familiar with the term because they use to play 'pocking' when they were in primary school. She said it was typically a boys game but some girls use to play as well including her. She said they would use a ball and try to hit the other persons playing the game with the ball and whoever got hit with the ball would be out of the game. However, she said that older people did not like them playing the game because they said it was too dangerous. They would usually use the word by saying, "Who wants to play pocking?" or "He is pock too hard."
Added at: 2013-09-14 16:54