pocky

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pock +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pocky (comparative more pocky, superlative most pocky)

  1. Covered in pock marks; specifically, pox-ridden, syphilitic. [from 14th c.]
    • 1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet , act V scene 1:
      Faith, if 'a be not rotten before 'a die (as we have many pocky corpses that will scarce hold the laying in) 'a will last you some eight year [...]
    • 1723, Charles Walker, Memoirs of Sally Salisbury, IV:
      ‘You Damn'd Confounded Pocky Whore, I am glad we are met, for now will I give you as many Stripes as I've taken Pills, Bolus's, and other Hellish Slip-slops on your Account.’