To clear things up, there is a major difference between a jock and athletes. Jocks tend to abuse their popularity, while the athletes don't really mind who they talk to or hang out with.
Signs of a jock: Rude, arrogant, stupid, beats up people, dates only cheerleaders and hangs around other jocks

Signs of a true athlete: Love their sport, try to stay down-to-earth (a little arrogance is expected), hang out with whoever they want, date whoever they want, might beat people up but that doesn't mean it was uncalled for.
by Shitcock June 6, 2004
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Arguably the most hated, yet loved typical High-School & College-related clique ever. Jocks, to make a long story short, are athletes who are convinced that their athletic skill will help them exceed in life, where in the real world, they end up bagging groceries, or working at a used Car Dealership.

Jocks only listen to Rap music, because everything Rock is "Emo" to them.
Guy 1: "Remember that Jock in Sophomore year that almost beat your ass?"

Guy 2: "Yeah, whatever happened to him?"

Guy 1: "He pumped my fucking Gas yesterday!"

*Laughter Ensues*
by ~~Cam~~ September 9, 2007
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A big athlete with a small ass brain. Usually an arrogant asshole, making everyone feel like nothing. Likes to bone cheerleaders, as well as fellow teammates. Seemingly popular in high school, but goes nowhere after graduation. Ends up either working fast food and/or drunk for a living. The epitome of loser.
Regular: Look at Jim, hes got an STD and failed his senior year. What a dumbass jock.
by sweetemotion09 May 21, 2007
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Predominantly English slang term for a Scotsman, similar to Irishmen being "Paddy" and Welshmen "Taffy" or "Taff". A nickname given to the Scotsman in a group of friends Mainly used as lighthearted, inoffensive ribbing but considered offensive by some depending on context.
"Don't mind Jock, he's just had a bit too much to drink"
"Robbie Carlyle is a jock"
offensive: "Fuck off you jock cunt"
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A person, who, contributes little or nothing to society.

A person who usually picks on the nerd or someone smaller than him See: Coward

Usually plays football or some other sport that honestly will not help them in the long run.

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Real athletes strive as hard as they can to reach a certain goal they strive at IE: Swimming, Running, playing Basketball, Boxing.

Many MANY Jocks cannot do these sports right, and will not anytime in the future.

Jocks waste their time on such trivial things to find out that it wont matter in the future.

Their lack of IQ and talent is replaced by good social skills, that wont matter in the long run either.

Jocks own ricers and (Despite popular belief,) spend most of their time on the internet.
The jock is the epitome of wastefulness - An unknown Roman soldier before the fall of rome.
by Not Zane July 21, 2004
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To give a straightforward definition free of opinion, a jock is a stereotype found in many American High schools and colleges about male athletes. Female athletes are sometimes referred to as jocks, but this is a male-based stereotype. Almost always football or basketball players, and sometimes soccer or hockey players, jocks are stereotyped as those athletes who are unintelligent, arrogant, and unkind, but who are nevertheless popular within their own clique and are of a high social status in school, attracting many girls and envied by dissimilar stereotypes. While they consist of many negative traits, the clear reason they remain of a high status is due to the idolization and admiration of athletes in American culture. The opposite stereotype include nerds and emos, and similar stereotypes are preps and cheerleaders.
See that jock? He's a mean jerk to people like me. But he also has ten girlfriends. Darn i wish i were him.
by Jonjon McSmith January 4, 2011
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