- 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.]
- 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.]
- 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