What does the word scoff mean?

Usage examples for scoff

  1. They would scoff, of course, but they would envy me, too. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  2. Trade of the colonies monopolized by the crown of Spain; the Spanish system the scoff of modern times. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  3. In the looks turned upon her she read that no one would scoff at her. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
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