Scoff


Scoff
Scoff Scoff (?; 115), n. [OE. scof; akin to OFries. schof, OHG. scoph, Icel. skaup, and perh. to E. shove.] 1. Derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach. [1913 Webster]

With scoffs, and scorns, and contumelious taunts. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. An object of scorn, mockery, or derision. [1913 Webster]

The scoff of withered age and beardless youth. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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