mockery etymology

English word mockery comes from Middle French mocquerie (Mockery; ridicule.), Middle French moquerie, Old French mokery, Anglo-Norman mokerie

Detailed word origin of mockery

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mocquerie Middle French (frm) Mockery; ridicule.
moquerie Middle French (frm)
mokery Old French (fro)
mokerie Anglo-Norman (xno)
mockery English (eng) (obsolete) Something insultingly imitative; an offensively futile action, gesture etc.. Mimicry, imitation, now usually in a derogatory sense; a travesty, a ridiculous simulacrum.. Something so lacking in necessary qualities as to inspire ridicule; a laughing-stock.. The action of mocking; ridicule, derision.