MEANING: noun: A person’s signature.

ETYMOLOGY: After John Hancock (1737-1793), American politician and revolutionary leader. He was president of the Continental Congress (1775-1777) and the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. His large flamboyant signature on the document made his name synonymous with one’s signature. Earliest documented use: 1834.

JOIN HANCOCK - Hancock is looking for members for his team

JOHN HANCORK - the enterpreneur who first perfected wine storage

JOHN HANCLOCK - the signature 12-o'clock chimes of Big Ben