John Hancock

John Han·cock | \ˈjän-ˈhan-ˌkäk \

Definition of John Hancock 

: an autograph signature

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autograph, hand, signature

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Examples of John Hancock in a Sentence

let me just scribble my John Hancock on the bottom of the form

First Known Use of John Hancock

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for John Hancock

John Hancock; from the prominence of his signature on the Declaration of Independence

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The first known use of John Hancock was in 1903

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: a person's signature

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