ˈmäk-ˌəp How to pronounce mock-up (audio)
: a full-sized structural model built to scale chiefly for study, testing, or display
: a working sample (as of a magazine) for reviewing format, layout, or content

Examples of mock-up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one recent interview, Catherine was given a take-home assignment: Build a desktop app from scratch, connect it to a mock-up of a backend system, and provide extensive documentation of each step. Lauren Goode, WIRED, 22 Feb. 2024 The monuments—galleys, lavatories, and stowage compartments—are finished in workshops, then moved to a mock-up of the plane. Daniel Cote, Robb Report, 21 Feb. 2024 Boeing has elected not to bring any commercial aircraft to this year’s Singapore Airshow, featuring a 777X cabin experience mock-up instead. Marisa Garcia, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 This mock-up constructed by the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design’s Urban Design Build Studio will be used in coming months as a full-scale model to test construction details and help with training workshops. Ryan Anderson,, 11 Feb. 2024 When the Dixie Chicks (now the Chicks) spoke disparagingly of George W. Bush in 2003, Keith poured gasoline on the fire, showing a mock-up photo of the frontwoman Natalie Maines alongside Saddam Hussein at his concerts. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, 7 Feb. 2024 But authority officials caution the mock-up is only a rough layout of what the train could feature and nothing is set in stone. Randy Diamond, Sacramento Bee, 26 Jan. 2024 Another set of large-scale military exercises, similar to the blockade mock-up in the wake of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit in 2022, is possible. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, 15 Jan. 2024 To shoot the films, the director had constructed a vast mock-up of a fictional Soviet research center in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and populated it, Truman Show-like, with thousands of extras who lived there around the clock for years. Joshua Hammer, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mock-up was in 1920

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“Mock-up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a full-sized model built for study, testing, or display
a mock-up of a car

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