verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- a hard pattern representing the surface of a plate with a warped form, upon which the plate is beaten to shape after furnacing.
- bed(def 23).
- mocha stone,
- mocha ware,
- mock chicken,
- mock epic,
- mock mold,
- mock moon,
- mock orange
Origin of mock
Examples from the Web for mock
Satirists are reliant ultimately on the very establishment they mock.
Dogs were used in the interrogations, and the accused were subjected to mock executions.
Despite the lack of an immediate impact, the mock vote infused the practice of democracy into the lives of Hongkongers.
This year, Hongkongers participated in PopVote, a mock referendum that gathered nearly 800,000 votes via smartphone ballots.
Akbar used his time on the stand to mock Kimberlin some more.
“Oh, pray take a glass with the young gentleman,” said Captain Bradshaw, with mock politeness.The King's Own|Captain Frederick Marryat
I only say this, Madame Flamingo, to prove to you that Grouski is none of your mock articles.An Outcast|F. Colburn Adams
One day the troops were marched to Chantilly and exercised in a mock battle.Company G|A. R. (Albert Rowe) Barlow
With mock respect he gave advice and bowed before his officer.Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)|James S. De Benneville
Physical distress “is his mock and scorn; mental no man can give; and if Heaven inflicts it, all such distress is a mercy.”William Blake|Algernon Charles Swinburne
Word Origin for mock
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.).