Meaning of scoff

scoff

Pronunciation: (skôf, skof), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to speak derisively; mock; jeer (often fol. by at): If you can't do any better, don't scoff. Their efforts toward a peaceful settlement are not to be scoffed at.
—v.t.
  1. to mock at; deride.
—n.
  1. an expression of mockery, derision, doubt, or derisive scorn; jeer.
  2. an object of mockery or derision.

scoff

Pronunciation: (skôf, skof), [key]
— Slang. Slang.
—v.i., v.t.
  1. to eat voraciously.
—n.
  1. food; grub.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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