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nounSouthern, English Regional, Midlands, United States Regional, New England
Rotten or decayed wood; a piece of rotten wood; a rotten tree or log. Also formerly more fully "†daddock wood".
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Miles Smith (d. 1624), bishop of Gloucester. From a first element of unknown origin + -ock.
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