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A.Word.A.Day--ocker

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ocker (OK-uhr) noun

1. An uncultured Australian male.

2. An uncouth, offensive male chauvinist.

adjective

3. Of or pertaining to such a person.

4. Typically Australian.

[After Ocker, a character in an Australian television series.]

"While Australian sports teams and individuals continue to soak up success everywhere you look, the average ocker is getting lazier and putting on the beef." Daniel Gilhooly, Aussies with gold in laziness, Daily News, Sep 11, 2000.

This week's theme: eponyms, or words coined after people's names.

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Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. -Charles W. Eliot, educator (1834-1926)


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