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scoff 1

 (skŏf, skôf)
v. scoffed, scoff·ing, scoffs
v.intr.
To show or express derision or scorn: scoffed at their complaints.
v.tr.
To say in a derisive manner: "Are you confused yet?" the instructor scoffed.

[Middle English scoffen, from scof, mockery, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish skof, jest, teasing.]

scoff′er n.
scoff′ing·ly adv.

scoff 2

 (skŏf, skôf)
v. scoffed, scoff·ing, scoffs Slang
v.tr.
To eat (food) quickly and greedily.
v.intr.
To eat greedily.

[Alteration of obsolete scaff.]

scoff′er n.
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Adv.1.scoffingly - in a disrespectful and mocking manner; "`Sorry,' she repeated derisively"
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