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[moh-dok] /ˈmoʊ dɒk/
noun, plural Modocs (especially collectively) Modoc.
a member of an American Indian people belonging to the Lutuamian group and ranging from southern Oregon to northern California. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  1. A dummy set up to be knocked down with a thrown baseball (1930s+ Carnival)
  2. A stupid person; boob, klutz (1930s+ Carnival)
  3. (also modock) A person who becomes or pretends to be an aircraft pilot for the glamour and status of the occupation (1930s+ Aviators)

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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