Nearby words

  1. mocha stone,
  2. mocha ware,
  3. mochi,
  4. mochica,
  5. mochila,
  6. mock chicken,
  7. mock epic,
  8. mock mold,
  9. mock moon,
  10. mock orange

Origin of mock

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

1. deride; taunt, flout, gibe; chaff, tease. See ridicule. 5. cheat, dupe, fool, mislead.

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British Dictionary definitions for self-mocking



(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

adjective (prenominal)

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

Derived Formsmockable, adjectivemocker, nounmocking, noun, adjectivemockingly, adverb

Word Origin for mock

C15: from Old French mocquer

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