Scoff Definition

skŏf, skôf
scoffed, scoffs
verb
scoffed, scoffs
To mock at or deride.
Webster's New World
To show mocking contempt, scorn, or derision, esp. by language; jeer.
Webster's New World
To say in a derisive manner.
“Are you confused yet?” the instructor scoffed.
American Heritage
To plunder or seize.
Webster's New World
To eat (food) quickly and greedily.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
be nicepraise
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noun
scoffs
An expression of mocking contempt, scorn, or derision; jeer.
Webster's New World
An object of mocking contempt, scorn, etc.
Webster's New World
Food or rations.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Scoff

Noun

Singular:
scoff
Plural:
scoffs

Origin of Scoff

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

    From Wiktionary

  • 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 Afrikaans.

    From Wiktionary

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