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).
- mocha stone,
- mocha ware,
- mock chicken,
- mock epic,
- mock mold,
- mock moon,
- mock orange
Origin of mock
Examples from the Web for mockers
Why should Heathcote escape the jeers of mockers, while he (Dick) had to bear the brunt of them?Follow My leader|Talbot Baines Reed
The man on the cross looked at the two mockers in deep sadness, and they became silent.I.N.R.I.|Peter Rosegger
The judges of that city are represented as notorious liars and mockers of justice.Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers|W. A. Clouston
The question of the mockers, "Where is the promise of His coming?"
The believer heeds no more the mockers who ask, "Where is the promise of His coming?"
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.).