John Hancock

noun
John Han·​cock | \ ˈjän-ˈhan-ˌkäk How to pronounce John Hancock (audio) \

Definition of John Hancock

: an autograph 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

1885, 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 1885

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“John Hancock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/John%20Hancock. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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John Hancock

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English Language Learners Definition of John Hancock

US : a person's signature

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