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).
Origin of mock
Synonyms for mock
Related Words for mockermake-believe, bogus, phony, simulated, dummy, ersatz, pseudo, pretended, mimic, feigned, imitation, put-on, counterfeit, forged, substitute, sham, faked, apish, fraudulent, hokey
Examples from the Web for mocker
Historical Examples of mocker
It had mocked Reuben, and it had made her seem as if she were the mocker.Aunt Rachel
David Christie Murray
They buried them together, man and mocker, and went silently on toward the hill.Space Prison
How true then are the words of the Bible: "Wine is a mocker."The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction
Winfield S. Hall
He was not a mocker, or a leveller, or a satirist, or an atheist.
But I'm a doubter, and a mocker, and a failure, and Phillida knows it.The Faith Doctor
Word Origin for mocker
Word Origin for mock
late 15c., agent noun from 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.
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.).