- 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
First recorded in 1705–15; variant of Mohawk
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Examples from the Web for mohock
I hear my friend Lewis has got a Mohock in one of the messenger's hands.The Journal to Stella
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.
Although you bit him in that affair of the horse, the Mohock will certainly take you out of pawn.
- (in 18th-century London) one of a group of aristocratic ruffians, who attacked people in the streets at night
C18: variant of Mohawk 1
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