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mock

 
 
pronunciation:
mak
parts of speech:
verb, adjective
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Word History
part of speech: verb
inflections: mocks, mocking, mocked
definition 1: to make fun of in a mean way.
The other kids mocked him when he fell off his scooter.
synonyms:
ridicule, scorn
similar words:
make fun of, poke fun at, taunt
definition 2: to make fun of by imitation.
She mocks the way her mother speaks.
synonyms:
mimic
similar words:
ape, imitate, impersonate, make fun of, ridicule
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: not real or true.
Her bag is made of mock alligator skin.
synonyms:
fake, false, imitation
similar words:
artificial, counterfeit, make-believe, pretended, synthetic
derivations: mockingly (adv.), mocker (n.)
Word History
Mock comes from a Latin word that means "to wipe the nose." This gesture was seen as a sign of scorn.