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Today's word: scoffskɔf, skɒf

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word scoff

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jeer, jeering, mockery, scoff, scoffing(verb)

    showing your contempt by derision

  2. jeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibe(verb)

    laugh at with contempt and derision

    "The crowd jeered at the speaker"

  3. scoff, flout(verb)

    treat with contemptuous disregard

    "flout the rules"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scoff(noun)

    derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach

  2. Scoff(noun)

    an object of scorn, mockery, or derision

  3. Scoff(noun)

    to show insolent ridicule or mockery; to manifest contempt by derisive acts or language; -- often with at

  4. Scoff(verb)

    to treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to mock at

  5. Origin: [OE. scof; akin to OFries. schof, OHG. scoph, Icel. skaup, and perh. to E. shove.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scoff

    skof, v.t. to mock: to treat with scorn.—v.i. to show contempt or scorn: to deride, taunt, gibe.—n. an expression of scorn or contempt: an object of scoffing.—n. Scoff′er.—adv. Scoff′ingly, in a scoffing manner: with mockery or contempt. [Old Fris. schof; Ice. skaup, cf. Old Dut. schoppen, to scoff.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scoff in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scoff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ira Carmen:

    You know who has tenure? The pope has tenure. The Queen of England has tenure. So does Fidel and the communists - because they represent the people, of course (scoff). Federal judges have tenure as well - no federal judge has ever successfully been removed. And then there's the college professors. Me. How do you like that?

  2. John Calvin:

    For Scripture is the school of the Holy Spirit, in which, as nothing is omitted that is both necessary and useful to know, so nothing is taught but what is expedient to know. Therefore we must guard against depriving believers of anything disclosed about predestination in Scripture, lest we seem either wickedly to defraud them of the blessing of their God or to accuse and scoff at the Holy Spirit for having published what it is in any way profitable to suppress.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • هزأArabic
  • spotten, verschlingen, spötteln, SpottGerman
  • burlarseSpanish
  • مسخرهPersian
  • ilkkua, pilkka, iva, pilkata, ivataFinnish
  • engloutirFrench
  • ծաղրArmenian
  • gera gys, hæða, draga dárIcelandic
  • derisione, cibaria, verso, fare il verso, cibarsi, scherno, mangiare, deridere, ingozzarsi, schernire, nutrirsiItalian
  • לְלַגלֵגHebrew
  • taunu, kai hāporo, tāwai, kaihorohoro, hāupaupaMāori
  • eten, spotten, schrokkenDutch
  • насмешка, насмехаться, уплетать, осмеивать, лопатьRussian

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