- To subject to ridicule; mock.
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Origin of Mock
From Middle English mokken, from Middle French mocquer (“to deride, jeer"), from Middle Dutch mocken (“to mumble") or Middle Low German mucken (“to grumble, talk with the mouth half-opened"), both from Old Saxon *mokkian, *mukkian (“to low, mumble"), from Proto-Germanic *mukkijanÄ…, *mÅ«hanÄ… (“to low, bellow, shout"), from Proto-Indo-European *mÅ«g-, *mÅ«k- (“to low, mumble"). Cognate with Old High German firmucken (“to be stupid"), Modern German mucksen (“to utter a word"), Dutch dialectal mokkel (“kiss").
Middle English mokken from Old French mocquer
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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