What is a Wozzeck and where did the word come from?
A newcomer to the Oxford Dictionary, a Lancashire man claimed to have invented the word in 1970's, but I have heard it since the 1930's in Cumbria, or Cumberland as it was called then, usually someone was calling someone a stupid wazzeck who had done something really stupid.
- chip2001Lv 71 decade agoFavourite answer
I always spell it "Wazzock" or "Wassock".
I'm not sure I can explain what it means - it's just a derogatory term for someone who has annoyed you!
Maybe someone a bit simple....
I don't know its origin but I found this:
There was a record in the 1970s (I think) called "Capstick comes home" by Tony Capstick, and in it he calls his wife a "Spawny Eyed, Parrot-Faced Wazzock". It was a really funny record.Source(s): http://monologues.co.uk/1960-2000/Capstick_Comes_H... Listen to it here: http://www.yearsofgold.org.uk/CapstickComesHome.mp...
- OllieLv 71 decade ago
Hi,i had to check it out Found a opera called Wozzeck by
Alban Berg 1885 - 1935
- Angela MLv 71 decade ago
A Wazzock is the same as an "eejit" in Scotland. A wee person who is totally thick!!!!
- OzDonnaLv 41 decade ago
wazzock comes from the word wiseacre
a wiseacre is one who pretends knowledge or cleverness, a smart alec (like me, who although have used this word growing up in Lincolnshire didn't know where it came from till I googled it)
Wiseacre comes from Middle Dutch wijssegger, "a soothsayer,"
gordon bennet, this googles good innit
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