- 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.
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transitive verb de·rid·ed, de·rid·ing, de·rides
Origin: Latin dērīdēre : dē-, de- + rīdēre, to laugh at.
- de·ridˈer noun
- de·ridˈing·ly adverb