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Definition of "taunt" []

  • To reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner. See Synonyms at ridicule. (verb-transitive)
  • To drive or incite (a person) by taunting. (verb-transitive)
  • A scornful remark or tirade; a jeer. (noun)
  • Nautical Unusually tall. Used of masts. (adjective)

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 "taunt" in a sentence
  • "August 14th, 2009 LONDON - Liverpool hitman Fernando Torres has thrown a title taunt at both Chelsea and Manchester United, says his club will show its real intentions in due course."
  • "His taunt is “the time of man has come to an end”, while attacking he scream “exterminate, exterminate”, looks like the Iron Giant from Disney and his dance move is the macarena: p"
  • "SANCHEZ: That is interesting you would say that, because then the obvious question that anyone would ask is, why would Barack Obama taunt him, if it is fair to use the word taunt, and then why would John McCain respond as if he was taking a dare or duel in this case?"