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Mohock

[moh-hok] /ˈmoʊ hɒk/
noun
1.
one of a group of aristocratic ruffians who attacked people at night on the streets of London in the early part of the 18th century.
Origin of Mohock
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15; variant of Mohawk
Related forms
Mohockism, noun
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Examples from the Web for Mohock
Historical Examples
  • I hear my friend Lewis has got a Mohock in one of the messenger's hands.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • He boxed the watch; he fuddled himself at taverns; he was no better than a Mohock.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • While you were arrested, your boxes were searched for the Mohock's letters to you.

    The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Although you bit him in that affair of the horse, the Mohock will certainly take you out of pawn.

    The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for Mohock

Mohock

/ˈməʊhɒk/
noun
1.
(in 18th-century London) one of a group of aristocratic ruffians, who attacked people in the streets at night
Word Origin
C18: variant of Mohawk1
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