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- (Circa 1915–1920) From the verb phrase mock up, by imitation of the French maquette (source: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 2010), itself from the Italian macchietta, diminutive of macchia, "stain", from the Latin macula (source: Le Nouveau Petit Robert, 2001).
mockup (plural mockups)
- A prototype, usually low-fidelity, such as paper illustrations, screenshots, or simple configurations of screens with limited interaction.
a full-scale working model of something