Mohock
noun Etymology: alteration of Mohawk Date: circa 1712 one of a gang of aristocratic ruffians who assaulted and otherwise maltreated people in London streets in the early 18th century • Mohockism noun

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  • Mohock — Mo hock, n. See {Mohawk}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mohock — [mō′häk΄] n. [var. of MOHAWK1] any of a gang of rowdy young men of fashion who attacked and terrorized people in the streets of London in the early 18th cent …   English World dictionary

  • Mohock — Mohockism, n. /moh hok/, n. 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. [1705 15; var. of MOHAWK] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mohock — n. London ruffian from upper classes who used to attack people during the 18th century …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mohock — mo·hock …   English syllables

  • Mohock — Mo•hock [[t]ˈmoʊ hɒk[/t]] n. why one of a group of aristocratic ruffians who attacked people at night on the streets of London in the early 18th century • Etymology: 1705–15; var. of Mohawk …   From formal English to slang

  • mohock — ˈmōˌhäk noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: alteration of Mohawk : one of a gang of aristocratic ruffians who assaulted and otherwise maltreated people in London streets in the early 18th century …   Useful english dictionary

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