4. the buttocks (dialect and slang)
5. a useless article (dialect)
6. an oatcake (dialect)
7. a small heap of soil or dirt (dialect)
to knock about, to bruise (dialect)
also DOMMOCK, DUMMUCK
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for noun 7: probably a diminutive of dam; Cf. Dutch dam, a bank; Iceland dammr
From: The English Dialect Dictionary, Joseph Wright, 1898-1905
4/4/2020 11:24:45 am
My Grandma half English, half Irish wo!d dismiss gossip as a load of old dummock
19/5/2020 11:27:49 pm
A good friend of mine, an old chap called Alf, who's family worked as farm hands on the south Downs here in Sussex for many generations, used to refer to cows as Dummocks (and Oxeye Daisies as Bachelor's Buttons). I think his heritage was Irish, which might link with Pam's comment above.
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