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Mohocks

bullies terrorizing London streets in 18th century. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 720]
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He does not represent any recognizable group of New World savages, some of whom like the Mohocks were brought over and paraded in London as an exhibit in the early years of the eighteenth century--hence the name of the unruly gang of rich young men, the "Mohocks" alluded to in one of Joseph Addison's Spectator papers.
Indeed, the satirist Jonathan Swift reveals in his diaries for 1711 that gangs of young men known as Mohocks were terrorizing the streets of London.