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scoff 1(skŏf, skôf)
v. scoffed, scoff·ing, scoffs
To show or express derision or scorn: scoffed at their complaints.
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 2(skŏf, skôf)
v. scoffed, scoff·ing, scoffs Slang
To eat (food) quickly and greedily.
To eat greedily.
[Alteration of obsolete scaff.]
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