- Ⅰ.scoff  ► VERB ▪ speak about something in a scornfully derisive way.► NOUN ▪ an expression of scornful derision.DERIVATIVES scoffer noun.ORIGIN perhaps Scandinavian.Ⅱ.scoff  ► VERB informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ eat quickly and greedily.ORIGIN from Dutch schoft 'quarter of a day, meal' .
English terms dictionary. 2015.
Look at other dictionaries:
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 — scoffÂ·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