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mock

noun

verb

  1. (treat)  to treat with contempt
    Synonyms: bemock. Type of: treat
  2. (imitate)  to imitate with mockery and derision
    Type of: imitate

adjective

Etymology summary

Middle English mokken, from Middle French mocquer ("to deride, jeer"), from...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

mock | mimic [synonym, sense-specific] | imitation [synonym, sense-specific] | mockable [adjective, derived]

[when] intr, often followed by at to behave with scorn or contempt (towards); show ridicule (for) | [transitive] to imitate, especially in fun; mimic ... (23 of 604 words, 10 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

mock [entry 1, verb] | bemock [archaic] | deride [synonym, sense-specific] | defy [synonym, sense-specific] | jeer [synonym, sense-specific] | mimic [synonym, sense-specific] | challenge [synonym, sense-specific] | scoff [synonym, sense-specific] | burlesque [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to treat with contempt or ridicule; "deride" | to disappoint the hopes of | "defy", "challenge" | to imitate (as a mannerism) closely; "mimic" ; to ... (23 of 220 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/mock

mock [entry 2, noun] | jeer [synonym, sense-specific] | mockery [synonym, sense-specific] | butt [synonym, sense-specific] | derision [synonym, sense-specific] | jest [synonym, sense-specific] | joke [synonym, sense-specific] | mark [synonym, sense-specific] | laughingstock [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

an act of ridicule or derision; "jeer" | one that is an object of derision or scorn | "mockery" | an act of imitation ; something made as an imitation (27 of 119 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples)

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mock [entry 3, adjective] | simulated [synonym] | feigned [synonym] | artificial [synonym] | bogus [synonym] | dummy [synonym] | ersatz [synonym] | factitious [synonym] | fake [synonym] | ...

of, relating to, or having the character of an imitation; "simulated", "feigned" (12 of 127 words, 1 usage example)

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mock [entry 4, adverb]

in an insincere or counterfeit manner [used in combination] (9 of 23 words, 1 usage example)

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Oxford Dictionary:

mock | a | mock something up | mocks | make mock of | mockable [derived]

tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner | make (something) seem laughably unreal or impossible | mimic (someone or something) ... (21 of 186 words, 10 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mock

Wikipedia:

Mock [disambiguation]

may refer to: Mock (surname) | Mock, California | Mock or Duncan Stump, a member of the band Mock & Toof | Mock, a character in Mock & Sweet | Mock - 1, a 1998 album by Mocking Shadows | Mock object, a programming object that mimics the behavior of... (45 of 152 words, 22 definitions)

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Random House Dictionary:

mock | mock up [sense-specific] | bed [synonym, definition 23, sense-specific]

to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision. | to ridicule by mimicry of action or speech; mimic derisively. | to mimic, imitate, or ... (23 of 132 words, 12 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/mock

Wiktionary:

mock | mocks [plural] | mocked [past tense] | mocking [present participle] | mocque [obsolete, sense-specific] | imitate [synonym, sense-specific] | fake [synonym, sense-specific]

An imitation, usually with the connotation that it's one of lesser quality. | Mockery, the act of mocking. | A practice exam set by an educating institution to prepare students for an important exam. | To mimic, to simulate. | To make fun of by... (41 of 120 words, 7 definitions, 6 usage examples)

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New World Dictionary:

mock | mocker [noun, related] | mockingly [adverb, related]

to hold up to scorn or contempt; ridicule | to imitate or mimic, as in fun or derision; burlesque | to lead on and disappoint; deceive | to defy and ... (27 of 107 words, 11 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

mock | mocked [past tense] | mocking [present participle] | mocks [3rd-person singular present] | mocker [noun, related] | mockingly [adverb, related]

To treat with ridicule or contempt; deride. | To mimic, as in sport or derision. | To imitate; counterfeit. | To frustrate the hopes of; disappoint. | ... (23 of 99 words, 11 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

mock [only before noun]

not real but intended to look or seem real | a mock feeling is one that you pretend you have, usually as a joke | a mock test, interview etc is one ... (30 of 84 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mock

mock [intransitive/transitive, verb] | mocked [past tense] | mocking [present participle] | mocks [3rd-person singular present]

to make someone or something look stupid by laughing at them, copying them, or saying something that is not kind (20 of 62 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mock 9

mock [countable, British, noun] | mocks [plural]

an examination that you take for practice before an important examination (11 of 16 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mock 16

Cambridge Dictionary:

mock [entry 1]

[slightly formal] to laugh at someone, often by copying them in a funny but unkind way | to make something appear stupid or not effective (24 of 66 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mock 1

mock [entry 2]

not real but appearing or pretending to be exactly like something (11 of 20 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mock 2

mock [entry 3, British]

an examination taken at school for practice before a real examination (11 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mock 3

Encarta Dictionary:

mock | mocks [plural] | mocked [past tense] | mocking [present participle]

to treat somebody or something with scorn or contempt | to imitate somebody in a way that is intended to make that person appear silly or ridiculous | ... (26 of 178 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861630684​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

mock | mocks [plural] | mocked [past tense] | mocking [present participle]

Origin: 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, ... (33 of 72 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

mock

First use: mid-15th century

Origin: Middle French mocquer "deride, jeer", from Old French, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *muccare "to blow the nose" (as a derisive gesture), ... (23 of 67 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

mock

Origin: Middle English mokken from Old French mocquer, to mock

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Oxford Dictionary:

mock | a | mock something up | mocks

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French mocquer "deride"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mock

American Heritage Dictionary:

mock | mocked [past tense] | mocking [present participle] | mocks [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English mokken, from Old French mocquer.

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Collins Dictionary:

mock

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Old French mocquer

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mock

Merriam-Webster:

mock [entry 1, verb]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from moker

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Encarta Dictionary:

mock | mocks [plural] | mocked [past tense] | mocking [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Old French mocquer

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861630684​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

mock | mocks [plural] | mocked [past tense] | mocking [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mock"

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Collins Dictionary:

mock

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mock"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mock

Macmillan British Dictionary:

mock [only before noun]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "mock"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mock

mock [intransitive/transitive, verb] | mocked [past tense] | mocking [present participle] | mocks [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "mock"

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mock [countable, British, noun] | mocks [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "mock"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

mock [only before noun, adjective]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mock"

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mock [intransitive/transitive, verb] | mocked [past tense] | mocking [present participle] | mocks [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mock"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

mock [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "mock"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "mock"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mock 1

the Free Dictionary:

mock

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "mock"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "mock"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "mock" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

mock | mocks [plural] | mocked [past tense] | mocking [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "mock"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

mock

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mock"

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YourDictionary Audio:

mock

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mock" by speech synthesizer

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