- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- feigned; not real; sham: a mock battle.
- mock up, to build a mock-up of.
Origin of mock
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Examples from the Web for mocked
Advocacy groups are formed, advocacy groups are mocked, and the debate swirls on—no closer to reaching a conclusion.Playing Violent Video Games Makes You a Better Person, Study Says
July 4, 2014
First, George Will mocked the “Bring Back Our Girls” hashtag as an “exercise in self esteem.”Go Away, Coulter and Limbaugh; Hashtagging Is Better Than Snarking
May 14, 2014
Viagra and Cialis are two of the most mocked medicines on the market.Viagra Promising for Muscular Dystrophy Patients
May 9, 2014
The delightfully trippy television special has been mocked as feminist propaganda disguised as entertainment.‘Free to Be…You and Me’ Did Not Emasculate Men
March 11, 2014
When he learned his official diagnosis—acute compartment syndrome—he mocked it a little.Reporter Miles O’Brien Lost an Arm but None of His Admirable Spirit or Wit
March 2, 2014
His tea-pot and cream-jug were Queen Anne silver, heirlooms at which he mocked.The Incomplete Amorist
It mocked and jeered at them with sparkling waves of warmth.Slaves of Mercury
"The Souls" were envied, mocked at, caricatured, by those who were not of them.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Or has some demon, as we read of in old tales, mocked me in a magic mirror?Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
"Yes, yes," he mocked her, and his mockery was the most terrible thing of all.Captain Blood
- (when intr, often foll by at) to behave with scorn or contempt (towards); show ridicule (for)
- (tr) to imitate, esp in fun; mimic
- (tr) to deceive, disappoint, or delude
- (tr) to defy or frustratethe team mocked the visitors' attempt to score
- the act of mocking
- a person or thing mocked
- a counterfeit; imitation
- (often plural) 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 purposesa mock battle; mock finals
Word Origin and History for mocked
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.).