Nearby words

  1. mocha stone,
  2. mocha ware,
  3. mochi,
  4. mochica,
  5. mochila,
  6. mock chicken,
  7. mock epic,
  8. mock mold,
  9. mock moon,
  10. mock orange

Origin of mock

1400–50; late Middle English mokken < Middle French mocquer

SYNONYMS FOR mock
1. deride; taunt, flout, gibe; chaff, tease. See ridicule. 5. cheat, dupe, fool, mislead.

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British Dictionary definitions for mock

mock

/ (mɒk) /

verb

noun

adjective (prenominal)

sham or counterfeit
serving as an imitation or substitute, esp for practice purposesa mock battle; mock finals
See also mock-up

Derived Formsmockable, adjectivemocker, nounmocking, noun, adjectivemockingly, adverb

Word Origin for mock

C15: from Old French mocquer

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