wazzock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from wiseacre, influenced by pillock, or possibly wazz +‎ -ock. First attested in the 1984 novel When the Martians Land in Huddersfield by Mike Harding.[1]

Noun[edit]

wazzock ‎(plural wazzocks)

  1. (Britain, chiefly Northern England, mildly pejorative, slang) A stupid or annoying person.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Games, Balderdash and Piffle (2010), page 242