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.
(informal) put the mockers on, to ruin the chances of success of Also (Austral) put the mock on, put the mocks on
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
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.).
[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) […]
[mok-hi-roh-ik] /ˈmɒk hɪˈroʊ ɪk/ adjective 1. imitating or burlesquing that which is heroic, as in manner, character, or action: mock-heroic dignity. 2. of or relating to a form of satire in which trivial subjects, characters, and events are treated in the ceremonious manner and with the elevated language and elaborate devices characteristic of the heroic […]
[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-ing-burd] /ˈmɒk ɪŋˌbɜrd/ noun 1. any of several gray, black, and white songbirds of the genus Mimus, especially M. polyglottos, of the U.S. and Mexico, noted for their ability to mimic the songs of other birds. 2. any of various related or similar birds, as Melanotis caerulescens (blue mockingbird) of Mexico. /ˈmɒkɪŋˌbɜːd/ noun 1. (Austral) […]