Use the noun frock as an old-fashioned way to say "dress." You might wear a new pink frock to your best friend's birthday party.

Typically, girls and women wear frocks, especially to formal events like weddings and fancy parties. The word frock isn't as common today as it was in the past, though it's a great way to refer to a dress. You can also call a monk's loose, long-sleeved garment a frock. The word's origin is Germanic, and it comes directly from the French word froc, "a monk's habit."

Definitions of frock

n a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

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caftan, kaftan
a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East
chemise, sack, shift
a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
a dress that is tailored like a coat and buttons up the front
cocktail dress, sheath
a dress suitable for formal occasions
a dress with a tight bodice and full skirt
a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions
jumper, pinafore, pinny
a sleeveless dress resembling an apron; worn over other clothing
a long dress worn by women
morning dress
a woman's informal dress for housework
Mother Hubbard, muumuu
a woman's loose unbelted dress
a woman's dress with a tight bodice and an overskirt drawn back to reveal a colorful underskirt
saree, sari
a dress worn primarily by Hindu women; consists of several yards of light material that is draped around the body
a dress that is tailored like a shirt and has buttons all the way down the front
a woman's garment that exposes the shoulders and has no shoulder straps
a light loose sleeveless summer dress with a wide neckline and thin shoulder straps that expose the arms and shoulders
ball gown
the most formal gown; worn to a ball
bridal gown, wedding dress, wedding gown
a gown worn by the bride at a wedding
dinner dress, dinner gown, evening gown, formal
a gown for evening wear
loose gown of the 17th and 18th centuries
tea gown
a long loose-fitting gown formerly popular for wear at afternoon tea
Type of:
woman's clothing
clothing that is designed for women to wear

n a habit worn by clerics

Type of:
a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order

v put a frock on

Type of:
apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog
provide with clothes or put clothes on

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