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scoff

Definitions


[skɒf], (Verb)

Definitions:
- speak to someone or about something in a scornfully derisive or mocking way
(e.g: Patrick professed to scoff at soppy love scenes in films)


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Origin:
Middle English (first used as a noun in the sense ‘mockery, scorn’): perhaps of Scandinavian origin


[skɒf], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an expression of scornful derision
(e.g: scoffs of disbelief)


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[skɒf], (Verb)

Definitions:
- eat (something) quickly and greedily
(e.g: he can scoff a cannelloni faster than you can drink a pint)


Phrases:

Origin:
late 18th century (as a verb): originally a variant of Scots and dialect scaff. The noun is via Afrikaans from Dutch schoft ‘quarter of a day, work shift’, (by extension) ‘meal’


[skɒf], (Noun)

Definitions:
- food
(e.g: ice cream was seen as suitable scoff to keep the under-tens quiet)


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