follow Dictionary.com

Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs

hancock, john

hancock, john in Culture

Hancock, John definition


A political leader of the eighteenth century. He was president of the Continental Congress when the Declaration of Independence was signed, and was the first to sign it, which he did with a large, flamboyant signature.

Note: A “John Hancock” is a signature.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for hancock,

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for hancock, john