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
Examples from the Web for mockingly
Historical Examples of mockingly
"There isn't a bit of danger of my doing that," she called after him, mockingly.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Solange stared at him through the veil and he looked back at her mockingly.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
I had expected him to be eager and, perhaps, mockingly triumphant.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
"I know what you are thinking, my friend," broke in Ja Ben mockingly.
"I'm not aware that there are any towers for it to wave over," said Grenfell, mockingly.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
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.).