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Definition of "scoff" [scoff]

  • To mock at or treat with derision. (verb-transitive)
  • To show or express derision or scorn. (verb-intransitive)
  • An expression of derision or scorn. (noun)
  • To eat (food) quickly and greedily. (verb-transitive)
  • To eat greedily. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scoff" in a sentence
  • ""oh I'm not smug * scoff scoff scoff*, One just prefers a superior * scoff scoff* product""
  • "Who knew I was using the word scoff wrong all these years?"
  • "When I was in the forces (I sound like Uncle Albert …” During the War!”) the only time I wore my uniform off duty was at the end of the working day and I was in barracks getting scoff from the Naafi."