scoff


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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.

scoff

(skɒf)
vb
1. (often foll by: at) to speak contemptuously (about); express derision (for); mock
2. (tr) obsolete to regard with derision
n
3. an expression of derision
4. an object of derision
[C14: probably from Scandinavian; compare Old Frisian skof mockery, Danish skof, skuf jest]
ˈscoffer n
ˈscoffing adj
ˈscoffingly adv

scoff

(skɒf)
vb
to eat (food) fast and greedily; devour
n
food or rations
[C19: variant of scaff food; related to Afrikaans, Dutch schoft quarter of the day, one of the four daily meals]

scoff1

(skɔf, skɒf)

v.i.
1. to speak derisively; mock; jeer (often fol. by at).
v.t.
2. to mock at; deride.
n.
3. an expression of mockery, derision, doubt, or derisive scorn.
4. an object of mockery or derision.
[1300–50; Middle English (n., v.); compare Old Frisian skof, early Dan skuf, skof mockery]
scoff′er, n.
scoff′ing•ly, adv.
syn: scoff, jeer, sneer imply behaving with scornful disapproval toward someone or about something. To scoff is to express insolent doubt or derision, openly and emphatically: to scoff at a new invention. To jeer suggests expressing disapproval and scorn more loudly, coarsely, and unintelligently than in scoffing: The crowd jeered at the pitcher. To sneer is to show by facial expression or tone of voice ill-natured contempt or disparagement: He sneered unpleasantly in referring to his opponent's misfortunes.

scoff2

(skɔf, skɒf)

v. Slang. v.i., v.t.
1. to eat voraciously.
n.
2. food; grub.
[1855–60; earlier scaff]

scoff


Past participle: scoffed
Gerund: scoffing

Imperative
scoff
scoff
Present
I scoff
you scoff
he/she/it scoffs
we scoff
you scoff
they scoff
Preterite
I scoffed
you scoffed
he/she/it scoffed
we scoffed
you scoffed
they scoffed
Present Continuous
I am scoffing
you are scoffing
he/she/it is scoffing
we are scoffing
you are scoffing
they are scoffing
Present Perfect
I have scoffed
you have scoffed
he/she/it has scoffed
we have scoffed
you have scoffed
they have scoffed
Past Continuous
I was scoffing
you were scoffing
he/she/it was scoffing
we were scoffing
you were scoffing
they were scoffing
Past Perfect
I had scoffed
you had scoffed
he/she/it had scoffed
we had scoffed
you had scoffed
they had scoffed
Future
I will scoff
you will scoff
he/she/it will scoff
we will scoff
you will scoff
they will scoff
Future Perfect
I will have scoffed
you will have scoffed
he/she/it will have scoffed
we will have scoffed
you will have scoffed
they will have scoffed
Future Continuous
I will be scoffing
you will be scoffing
he/she/it will be scoffing
we will be scoffing
you will be scoffing
they will be scoffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scoffing
you have been scoffing
he/she/it has been scoffing
we have been scoffing
you have been scoffing
they have been scoffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scoffing
you will have been scoffing
he/she/it will have been scoffing
we will have been scoffing
you will have been scoffing
they will have been scoffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scoffing
you had been scoffing
he/she/it had been scoffing
we had been scoffing
you had been scoffing
they had been scoffing
Conditional
I would scoff
you would scoff
he/she/it would scoff
we would scoff
you would scoff
they would scoff
Past Conditional
I would have scoffed
you would have scoffed
he/she/it would have scoffed
we would have scoffed
you would have scoffed
they would have scoffed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scoff - showing your contempt by derisionscoff - showing your contempt by derision  
derision - contemptuous laughter
Verb1.scoff - laugh at with contempt and derisionscoff - laugh at with contempt and derision; "The crowd jeered at the speaker"
bait, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, razz, twit, tease, cod, rag, rally, ride - harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
2.scoff - treat with contemptuous disregard; "flout the rules"
brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside - bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his advances"

scoff

1
verb scorn, mock, laugh at, ridicule, knock (informal), scout (archaic), taunt, despise, sneer, jeer, deride, slag (off) (slang), flout, belittle, revile, make light of, poke fun at, twit, take the piss (out of) (taboo slang), gibe, pooh-pooh, make sport of At first I scoffed at the notion.

scoff

2
verb gobble (up), wolf, devour, bolt, cram, put away, guzzle, gulp down, gorge yourself on, gollop, stuff yourself with, cram yourself on, make a pig of yourself on (informal) I scoffed the lot!

scoff

verb
To make fun or make fun of:
Chiefly British: quiz.
Idiom: poke fun at.
noun
An instance of mockery or derision:
Translations
يَسْتَهْزِئ بِيَسْخَرُ مِن
posmívat se
hånespotte
pilkatapilkkailkkuaivaivata
podrugivati se
gera gys aî
あざける
비웃다
supeikti
izsmietņirgāties
glufsa i sig
พูดเยาะเย้ย
chế giễu

scoff

[skɒf]
A. VImofarse, burlarse (at sb/sth de algn/algo) my friends scoffed at the ideamis amigos se mofaron or se burlaron de la idea
B. VT (= eat) → zamparse, papearse
she scoffed the lotse lo zampó todo
my brother scoffed all the sandwichesmi hermano se zampó todos los bocadillos

scoff

[ˈskɒf]
vt (British) (= eat) → bouffer
My brother scoffed all the sandwiches → Mon frère a bouffé tous les sandwichs.
vi (= mock) → se moquer
to scoff at sb/sth → se moquer de qn/qch

scoff

1
vispotten; to scoff at somebody/somethingjdn/etw verachten; (verbally) → sich verächtlich or abschätzig über jdn/etw äußern

scoff

2 (Brit inf)
n (= food)Fressalien pl (inf); (= eating)Fresserei f (inf)
vtfuttern (inf), → in sich (acc)hineinstopfen (inf); she scoffed the lotsie hat alles verputzt (inf)or verdrückt (inf)

scoff

[skɒf]
1. vi to scoff (at sb/sth) (mock) → farsi beffe (di qn/qc)
2. vt (Brit) (fam) (eat) → papparsi, spazzolare
he scoffed the lot → si è pappato tutto, ha spazzolato tutto quello che c'era

scoff

(skof) verb
(sometimes with at) to express scorn. She scoffed at my poem.

scoff

يَسْخَرُ مِن posmívat se spotte spotten χλευάζω burlarse, burlarse de pilkata railler podrugivati se schernire あざける 비웃다 beschimpen håne zadrwić troçar, zombar высмеивать glufsa i sig พูดเยาะเย้ย alaya almak chế giễu 嘲笑
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