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mammock

[ mam-uhk ]
/ ˈmæm ək /
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noun
a fragment; scrap.
verb (used with object)
to break, tear, or cut into fragments; shred.
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Origin of mammock

First recorded in 1520–30; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for mammock

mammock
/ (ˈmæmək) dialect /

noun
a fragment
verb
(tr) to tear or shred

Word Origin for mammock

C16: of unknown origin
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