mammock

1 of 2

noun

mam·​mock ˈma-mək How to pronounce mammock (audio)
chiefly dialectal
: a broken piece : scrap

mammock

2 of 2

verb

mammocked; mammocking; mammocks

transitive verb

chiefly dialectal
: to tear into fragments : mangle

Word History

Etymology

Noun

origin unknown

First Known Use

Noun

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1607, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mammock was circa 1529

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Cite this Entry

“Mammock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mammock. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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