What does scoff mean?

Definitions for scoff
skɔf, skɒfscoff

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scoff.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jeer, jeering, mockery, scoff, scoffingverb

    showing your contempt by derision

  2. jeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibeverb

    laugh at with contempt and derision

    "The crowd jeered at the speaker"

  3. scoff, floutverb

    treat with contemptuous disregard

    "flout the rules"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scoffnoun

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

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

  2. Scoffnoun

    an object of scorn, mockery, or derision

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

  3. Scoffnoun

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

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

  4. Scoffverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of scoff in a Sentence

  1. Boris Johnson:

    I'm rather pro-European, actually. I certainly want a European community where one can go and scoff croissants, drink delicious coffee, learn foreign languages and generally make love to foreign women.

  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.

  3. 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?

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  • 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
  • szydzićPolish
  • насмешка, насмехаться, уплетать, осмеивать, лопатьRussian

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. abide
    • B. abash
    • C. elate
    • D. affront

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