Scoff meaning

skŏf, skôf
To eat greedily.
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To show or express derision or scorn.

Scoffed at their complaints.

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Scoff is defined as to mock or to scorn.

An example of to scoff is to make fun of someone's idea.

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To eat (food) quickly and greedily.
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To plunder or seize.
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To mock at or deride.
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The definition of a scoff is an expression of doubt or a mocking comment.

An example of a scoff is something said that shows doubt about someone's idea.

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To say in a derisive manner.

“Are you confused yet?” the instructor scoffed.

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An expression of mocking contempt, scorn, or derision; jeer.
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An object of mocking contempt, scorn, etc.
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To show mocking contempt, scorn, or derision, esp. by language; jeer.
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Food or rations.
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To eat or devour.
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Derision; ridicule; a derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.
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An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.
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To jeer; laugh at with contempt and derision.
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(South Africa) Food.
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(UK) To eat food quickly.
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(South Africa) To eat.
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Origin of scoff

  • Middle English scoffen from scof mockery probably of Scandinavian origin Danish skof jest, teasing

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of obsolete scaff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English scof/skof, of Scandinavian origin. Compare Old Norse skaup, Danish skuffelse(noun)/skuffe(verb) and Old High German scoph.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Afrikaans.

    From Wiktionary