- To deride is defined as to laugh at or make fun of someone or something.
An example of deride is pointing and laughing about someone with toilet paper on their shoe.
transitive verbde·rid·ed, de·rid·ing, de·rides
Origin of derideLatin dērīdēre : dē-, de- + rīdēre, to laugh at.
(third-person singular simple present derides, present participle deriding, simple past and past participle derided)
From Middle French dérider, from Latin deridere (“to mock, laugh at”), from de- (“from, down from”) + ridere (“to laugh”).