Origin of mock

1400–50; late Middle English mokken < Middle French mocquer

SYNONYMS FOR mock

5 cheat, dupe, fool, mislead.

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British Dictionary definitions for mocking

mock

/ (mɒk) /

verb

noun

adjective (prenominal)

sham or counterfeit
serving as an imitation or substitute, esp for practice purposesa mock battle; mock finals
See also mock-up

Derived Forms

mockable, adjectivemocker, nounmocking, noun, adjectivemockingly, adverb

Word Origin for mock

C15: from Old French mocquer
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