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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mock

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Mock
  1. To imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to deride by mimicry."To see the life as lively mocked as ever Still sleep mocked death." [Shak.]" Mocking marriage with a dame of France." [Shak.]
  2. To treat with scorn or contempt; to deride."Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud." [1 Kings xviii. 27.]"Let not ambition mock their useful toil." [Gray.]
  3. To disappoint the hopes of; to deceive; to tantalize; as, to mock expectation."Thou hast mocked me, and told me lies." [Judg. xvi. 13.]"He will not . . . Mock us with his blest sight, then snatch him hence." [Milton.]
    synonyms: To deride; ridicule; taunt; jeer; tantalize; disappoint. See Deride.

Etymology: F. moquer, of uncertain origin; cf. OD. mocken to mumble, G. mucken, OSw. mucka

verb Mock
To make sport in contempt or in jest; to speak in a scornful or jeering manner.
noun Mock
  1. An act of ridicule or derision; a scornful or contemptuous act or speech; a sneer; a jibe; a jeer."Fools make a mock at sin." [Prov. xiv. 9.]
  2. Imitation; mimicry.(R)
adjective Mock
Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The act of mocking or ridiculing ("they made a mock of him")
  2. Treat with contempt ("The new constitution mocks all democratic principles")
  3. Imitate with mockery and derision ("The children mocked their handicapped classmate")
  4. Constituting a copy or imitation of something ("boys in mock battle")

Notable Persons Named Mock

Mock Turtle is a fictional character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mock

Janet Mock is a writer, activist, author, and activism. Janet was born on March 10th, 1983 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.


Chance Mock is a football player. Chance was born on December 10th, 1981 in Lubbock, Texas.


Geraldine "Jerrie" Fredritz Mock was an aviator and writer. Geraldine was born on November 22nd, 1925. She left this life on September 30th, 2014.


Lolenga was born on April 22nd, 1972 in Kinshasa.


Sai was born in 1879. He passed away on July 23rd, 1941.


Corey was born on February 17th, 1985 in Minot, North Dakota.


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Popularity of Mock as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mock U.S.
  White 84.98% 64.26%
  African American 7.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mock

People with the last name Mock are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mock

  • How Popular is the name Mock? As a last name Mock was the 2,301st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Mock first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Mock is Tuesday, May 1st, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Mock? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Mock. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Mock: Your name in reverse order is Kcom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kmco. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mock? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,847 people with the last name Mock.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mock? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Mock as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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