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 mockersskeptic, doubter, pessimist, detractor, hypocrite, unbeliever, questioner, egotist, caviler, misanthrope, egoist, misogynist, carper, misogamist, mocker, scoffer, satirist, misanthropist, impersonator, cheat
Examples from the Web for mockers
Historical Examples of mockers
To bid the mockers and them that dare—dare to profane this sanctuary be careful.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
Why should Heathcote escape the jeers of mockers, while he (Dick) had to bear the brunt of them?Follow My leader
Talbot Baines Reed
They were heavily armed, their prowlers beside them and their mockers on their shoulders.
Their weapons were ready, the mockers were trained, the prowlers were waiting.
One pair of mockers survived and had two young ones that fall.
Word Origin for mockers
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.).