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An Americanism for an athlete

'jock'

Vox populi An Americanism for an athlete. See Jock itch.
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Kathleen Miller, a research scientist at UB's Research Institute on Addictions, says that the differences between the jock identity and the athlete identity might have implications for health-risk behaviour.
In fact, the students were twice as likely to reject the jock label.
We had beaten Jocks Cross last time out, but everyone gets a turn at this game.
Bookmakers were quick to offer quotes about Jocks Cross for the Martell Grand National, for which he is a top-priced 33-1.
Today has been marvellous for his owners David and Gill Harrison, who used to own Unguided Missile and sent Jocks Cross to me when Gordon Richards died.