1. (US) the head; esp. in phr. off one’s crock, out of one’s mind, crazy.
|Let Tomorrow Come 27: Listen, Joe, you’re off your crock on that.|
2. (US drugs) an opium pipe.
|Lang. Und. (1981) 101/1: crock. 1. An opium pipe. 2. The bowl of an opium pipe.‘Lang. of the Und. Narcotic Addict’ Pt 2 in|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
|Narcotics Lingo and Lore.|
3. (US) a bottle of (illicitly distilled) whisky.
|Und. Speaks 27/1: Crock, a bottle of bootleg whiskey.|
|Walk on the Water 15: One crock between twelve guys? [...] there’d be nothing left for us.|
4. a drunkard.
|AS XVI:1 Jan. 70/2: drunken person [...] crock.‘Drunk in Sl.’ in|
|New Yorker 2 Sept. 66: The Bevins lose their boozy Uncle Joe [...] it is discovered that the aged crock […] [W&F].|
SE in slang uses
to admit defeat, to award a victory to someone else.
|Our Boys No. 2 Dec. in(1909) 142/1: I have been making a long calculation, and I find that this sum will only just cover ex.’s, so I am simply giving you the crock.|