- a model, often full-size, for study, testing, or teaching: a mock-up of an experimental aircraft.
Origin of mock-up
- to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision.
- to ridicule by mimicry of action or speech; mimic derisively.
- to mimic, imitate, or counterfeit.
- to challenge; defy: His actions mock convention.
- to deceive, delude, or disappoint.
- to use ridicule or derision; scoff; jeer (often followed by at).
- a contemptuous or derisive imitative action or speech; mockery or derision.
- something mocked or derided; an object of derision.
- an imitation; counterfeit; fake.
- 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).
- feigned; not real; sham: a mock battle.
- mock up, to build a mock-up of.
Origin of mock
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Related Words for mockuppicture, photograph, figure, image, portrait, copy, painting, precursor, model, mock-up, sketch, effigy, ringer, copycat, layout, duplicate, print, clone, illustration, pocket
Examples from the Web for mockup
Historical Examples of mockup
Now, if you will step over here, please, and have a look at this181 mockup here.
Now, you—use the mockup first to determine the exact spot that you were standing in at what we'll call your final position.
Now, you have marked—you have indicated on the mockup here a position which I am now marking by a circle.
His father interrupted only to ask crisp questions about the mockup of the tender, already in existence though made of wood.Space Tug
- (when intr, often foll by at) to behave with scorn or contempt (towards); show ridicule (for)
- (tr) to imitate, esp in fun; mimic
- (tr) to deceive, disappoint, or delude
- (tr) to defy or frustratethe team mocked the visitors' attempt to score
- the act of mocking
- a person or thing mocked
- a counterfeit; imitation
- (often plural) informal (in England and Wales) the school examinations taken as practice before public examinations
- sham or counterfeit
- serving as an imitation or substitute, esp for practice purposesa mock battle; mock finals
Word Origin for mock
- a working full-scale model of a machine, apparatus, etc, for testing, research, etc
- a layout of printed matter
- (tr, adverb) to build or make a mock-up of
Word Origin and History for mockup
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.).