mammock

noun
mam·mock | \ˈma-mək \

Definition of mammock 

(Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly dialectal

: a broken piece : scrap

mammock

verb
mammocked; mammocking; mammocks

Definition of mammock (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

chiefly dialectal

: to tear into fragments : mangle

First Known Use of mammock

Noun

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mammock

Noun

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