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clock watch

clock watch
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klok woch]
    • /klɒk wɒtʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klok woch]
    • /klɒk wɒtʃ/

Definition of clock watch words

  • noun clock watch a watch that strikes the hours. Compare repeater (def 3). 1

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Origin of clock watch

First appearance:

before 1675
One of the 48% oldest English words
First recorded in 1675-85

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Clock watch

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

clock watch popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

clock watch usage trend in Literature

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