verb (used with object)
to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision.
to ridicule by mimicry of action or speech; mimic derisively.
to mimic, imitate, or counterfeit.
to challenge; defy:
His actions mock convention.
to deceive, delude, or disappoint.
verb (used without object)
to use ridicule or derision; scoff; jeer (often followed by at).
a contemptuous or derisive imitative action or speech; mockery or derision.
something mocked or derided; an object of derision.
an imitation; counterfeit; fake.
feigned; not real; sham:
a mock battle.
mock up, to build a mock-up of.
all mockered up, dressed up
when intr, often foll by at. to behave with scorn or contempt (towards); show ridicule (for)
(transitive) to imitate, esp in fun; mimic
(transitive) to deceive, disappoint, or delude
(transitive) to defy or frustrate: the team mocked the visitors’ attempt to score
the act of mocking
a person or thing mocked
a counterfeit; imitation
(often pl) (informal) (in England and Wales) the school examinations taken as practice before public examinations
sham or counterfeit
serving as an imitation or substitute, esp for practice purposes: a mock battle, mock finals
late 15c., agent noun from mock (v.).
early 15c., “to deceive;” mid-15c. “make fun of,” from Old French mocquer “deride, jeer,” of unknown origin, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *muccare “to blow the nose” (as a derisive gesture), from Latin mucus; or possibly from Middle Dutch mocken “to mumble” or Middle Low German mucken “grumble.” Or perhaps simply imitative of such speech. Related: Mocked; mocking; mockingly. Replaced Old English bysmerian. Sense of “imitating,” as in mockingbird and mock turtle (1763), is from notion of derisive imitation.
1540s, from mock, verb and noun. Mock-heroic is attested from 1711; mock-turtle “calf’s head dressed to resemble a turtle,” is from 1763; as a kind of soup from 1783.
“derisive action or speech,” early 15c., from mock (v.).
noun 1. a long, humorous poem written in mock-heroic style. noun a parody of the epic form in poetry, often by treating a minor subject seriously; also called mock heroic
[mok-er-nuht] /ˈmɒk ərˌnʌt/ noun 1. a North American hickory, Carya tomentosa, bearing a sweet, edible nut. 2. the nut itself. /ˈmɒkəˌnʌt/ noun 1. Also called black hickory. a species of smooth-barked hickory, Carya tomentosa, with fragrant foliage that turns bright yellow in autumn 2. the nut of this tree
[mok] /mɒk/ verb (used with object) 1. to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision. 2. to ridicule by mimicry of action or speech; mimic derisively. 3. to mimic, imitate, or counterfeit. 4. to challenge; defy: His actions mock convention. 5. to deceive, delude, or disappoint. verb (used without object) 6. to use ridicule […]
[mok-uh-ree] /ˈmɒk ə ri/ noun, plural mockeries. 1. ridicule, contempt, or derision. 2. a derisive, imitative action or speech. 3. a subject or occasion of derision. 4. an imitation, especially of a ridiculous or unsatisfactory kind. 5. a pretense; travesty: a mockery of justice. 6. something absurdly or offensively inadequate or unfitting. /ˈmɒkərɪ/ noun (pl) […]