- The definition of mock is something fake, or something arranged for practice.
- A knock-off of a designer purse is an example of a mock purse.
- A trial that is practice for the real trial is an example of a mock trial.
- Mock is to tease someone or make someone the object of scorn, or to mimic or imitate someone to get laughs or to insult the person.
- When you point out how silly and stupid someone's answer is, this is an example of when you mock the person.
- When you impersonate your teacher who you don't like in order to get laughs, this is an example of when you mock your teacher.
- to hold up to scorn or contempt; ridicule
- to imitate or mimic, as in fun or derision; burlesque
- to lead on and disappoint; deceive
- to defy and make futile; defeat: the fortress mocked the invaders
Origin: Middle English mokken from Old French mocquer, to mock
- an act of mocking; jibe; sneer
- a person or thing receiving or deserving ridicule or derision
- an imitation or counterfeit
- sham; false; imitation; pretended: a mock battle
- of or designating a food that imitates another: mock mincemeat
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verb mocked, mock·ing, mocks verb, transitive
- To treat with ridicule or contempt; deride.
- a. To mimic, as in sport or derision. See Synonyms at ridicule.b. To imitate; counterfeit.
- To frustrate the hopes of; disappoint.
- a. The act of mocking.b. Mockery; derision: said it merely in mock.
- An object of scorn or derision.
- An imitation or a counterfeit.
Origin: Middle English mokken, from Old French mocquer.
- mockˈer noun
- mockˈing·ly adverb