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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
Senses
  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
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  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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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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  • 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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