Definition of scoff:
- An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.
- Derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.
- To show insolent ridicule or mockery; to manifest contempt by derisive acts or language; - often with at.
- To treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to mock at.
pasquinade, jibe, fit, mockery, inspire, sendup, correspond, root on, urge on, flout, urge, scoffing, pep up, scout, put-on, spoof, cheer, check, lampoon, jeer, jeering, match, barrack, respect, takeoff, twit, laugh, laughter, poke fun at, fling, tally, quiz, gibe, travesty, charade, exhort, parody, agree.
I remember among them a spare pair of very dirty trousers, a battered tin cup, a wooden spoon such as Kaffirs use to eat their scoff with, a bottle full of some doubtful compound, sundry roots and other native medicines, an old pipe I had given him, and last but not least, a huge head of yellow tobacco in the leaf, of a kind that the Mazitu, like the Pongos, cultivate to some extent.- "Allan and the Holy Flower", H. Rider Haggard.
- "Molly Bawn", Margaret Wolfe Hamilton.
- "Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699", Thomas P. Hughes.