Hay 2 definiciones de scoff en inglés:

scoff1

Saltos de línea: scoff
Pronunciación: /skɒf
 
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verbo

[no object]

sustantivo

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  • 1An expression of scornful derision: scoffs of disbelief
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    • Shaking his head with a scoff, he answered, ‘Fine.’
    • With a scoff, she answered, ‘Always the suspicious one.’
    • In the background, behind the murmuring and brash conversations that were held in the room, the faint lyrics of a rock song he had heard before were drowned out by the scoffs, taunts and laughing of the foul company the tavern housed.
  • 1.1 archaic An object of ridicule: his army was the scoff of all Europe

Derivativos

scoffer

sustantivo
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  • I hope the pessimists, cynics and scoffers will not have the last word on this.
  • She, like me, had been a scoffer, a cynic, and an unbeliever and had put her faith in the wretched medical con-artists.
  • The array of cheap food and drink deals ensures a steady stream of post-5pm quaffers and scoffers, and umpteen large-screen televisions in the rear lounge have established it as one of the city's most popular hubs for sports fans.

scoffingly

adverbio
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  • Invariably, when fed this line, he would sort of snort through his nose scoffingly, and bid Rich tell him no more.
  • There are actually a bunch, seventeen on my version in fact, ranging in quality from scoffingly angst-ridden to the creepingly draggy.
  • And when Tyndale and the others scoffingly call More ‘a poet,’ they are not just accusing him of making things up, as he does in Utopia, but also explaining why he is in the grip of such mad fantasies as Purgatory.

Origen

Middle English (first used as a noun in the sense 'mockery, scorn'): perhaps of Scandinavian origin.

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Palabra del día kerf
Pronunciación: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw

Hay 2 definiciones de scoff en inglés:

scoff2

Saltos de línea: scoff
Pronunciación: /skɒf
 
/
informal

verbo

[with object]

sustantivo

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Origen

late 18th century (as a verb): originally a variant of Scots and dialect scaff. The noun is from Afrikaans schoff, representing Dutch schoft 'quarter of a day', (by extension) 'meal'.

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