Scoff is defined as to mock or to scorn.(verb)
An example of to scoff is to make fun of someone's idea.
The definition of a scoff is an expression of doubt or a mocking comment.(noun)
An example of a scoff is something said that shows doubt about someone's idea.
See scoff in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME scof, prob. < Scand: akin to OE scop, singer, OHG skof, poem, ridicule: for IE base see shove
Origin: < dial. scaff < ?
transitive verb, intransitive verb
See scoff in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb scoffed, scoff·ing, scoffs verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English scoffen
Origin: , from scof, mockery
Origin: , probably of Scandinavian origin
Origin: ; akin to Danish skof, jest, teasing.
verb scoffed, scoff·ing, scoffs
Origin: Alteration of obsolete scaff.
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