MEANING: verb tr.: To remove from a position of authority, privilege, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From French défroquer (to defrock), from de- (away) + froc (frock, gown, coat), alluding to frock (habit) worn by members of the clergy. Earliest documented use: 1600.

DEFLOCK - Bo-Peep was the victim of a scam

DE-FRACK - the aim of many environmentalists

DIE FROCK - an informal German dress, similar to a Dirndl