Origin of mock

1400–50; late Middle English mokken < Middle French mocquer
Related formsmock·a·ble, adjectivemock·er, nounmock·ing·ly, adverbself-mock·ing, adjectiveun·mocked, adjectiveun·mock·ing, adjectiveun·mock·ing·ly, adverb

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 mocker

mocker

noun

clothing

verb (tr)

all mockered up dressed up

Word Origin for mocker

of unknown origin

mock

verb

(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

noun

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

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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Word Origin and History for mocker
n.

late 15c., agent noun from mock (v.).

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.

mock

adj.

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.

mock

n.

"derisive action or speech," early 15c., from mock (v.).

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