Tuesday 19 October 2010

Where does the phrase "In a jock/jocker" come from?

We got a text this morning with the phrase "in a jock" in it and it got us thinking, where did it come from? We've ruled out "jock strap" as the source as they're an American thing and "in a jock" seems to be a mainly Dublin phrase.

Any ideas?


  1. Is it from the Irish "deacair" (means difficult) as in being in difficulty??

  2. Ooh! That sounds plausible! We think you might be right with this "an deacair" meaning very difficult adds weight to your theory as well.