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 mocking
But we should beware of the facile tradition of criticizing colleges, professors, and the young (or just mocking them).
Oliver bares his soul as he highlights comments in which he is compared to a parrot and knocked for mocking an unremarkable soda.Viral Video of the Day: John Oliver Reads Your YouTube Comments|Alex Chancey|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kim is mocking the entire value system on which she built her career, as well as her own less-than-savory past.
“He was basically kind of mocking the Second Amendment people,” Merkt said.
If your 11-year-old mocks you by making a cawing voice, upturn his dinner plate and mock his mocking voice.It’s Not Just the Vaccines. Jenny McCarthy’s New Book Offers More ‘Lessons’|Tim Teeman|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Together they made a mocking and a desolation of her love and her life.The Cab of the Sleeping Horse|John Reed Scott
She flashed round like a hunted creature at bay, her eyes blazing a wild defiance into the mocking eyes opposite.The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories|Ethel M. Dell
That outstretched, mocking hand—was it what the abstainers called the "demon of drink?"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories|Herbert Ward
A mocking smile touched her red lips as she gleefully anticipated Rowenas rage.Marjorie Dean High School Senior|Pauline Lester
But Gudel's pale face was obscured by a mocking though sweet face, which flitted between him and all else.The Son of Monte Christo|Jules Lermina
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.).