scoff [1] VERB speak about something in a scornfully derisive way.
NOUN an expression of scornful derision.
DERIVATIVES scoffer noun.
ORIGIN perhaps Scandinavian.
scoff [2] VERB informal, chiefly Brit. eat quickly and greedily.
ORIGIN from Dutch schoft 'quarter of a day, meal' .

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  • Scoffer — Scoff er, n. One who scoffs. 2 Pet. iii. 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scoffer —    Mrs Weller calls her husband ‘scoffer’ in The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens, when he makes a    sly remark after listening to ‘an edifying discourse’ of Mr Stiggins. She suspects that he is scoffing at what he has just heard, as indeed… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • scoffer — noun see scoff II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scoffer — See scoff1,2. * * * …   Universalium

  • scoffer — noun One who scoffs …   Wiktionary

  • scoffer — scoff·er || skÉ‘fÉ™(r) / skÉ’f n. mocker, scorner, one who ridicules; one who eats voraciously (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scoffer — coffers …   Anagrams dictionary

  • scoffer — n. Scorner, mocker, ridiculer, railer, derider, despiser, jeerer …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • scoffer — scoff·er …   English syllables

  • scoffer — noun 1. someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision • Syn: ↑flouter, ↑mocker, ↑jeerer • Derivationally related forms: ↑jeer (for: ↑jeerer), ↑mock …   Useful english dictionary