a fragment; shred; scrap
Origin of mammockfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
to break or tear into fragments or shreds
(third-person singular simple present mammocks, present participle mammocking, simple past and past participle mammocked)
- In use with varying pronunciation and spelling in tidewater North Carolina among at least the Lumbee, Ocracoke Islanders and Downeasters or Core Sounders.
From mam (of obscure origin) +"Ž -ock (“diminutive suffix").