- A woman's undergarment; a shift; a chemise.
- In her , with head and foot all bare. Chaucer.
- A blouse.
- A loose garment worn as protection by a painter, etc.
verb (smocks, smocking, smocked, smocked)
- Italian: blusa
- (transitive) To provide with, or clothe in, a smock or a smock frock. Tennyson.
- (transitive) To apply smocking.
Etymology: From smoc; akin to Old High German smocho, Icelandic smokkr, and from the root of Old English smgan "to creep", akin to German schmiegen "to cling to", "press close". Middle High German smiegen, Icelandic smjga "to creep through", "to put on a garment which has a hole to put the head through"; compare with Lithuanian smukti "to glide". See also smug, smuggle.
- Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock
- Hence, of or pertaining to a woman.
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