Mocking vs Cocking - What's the difference?

mocking | cocking |


As verbs the difference between mocking and cocking

is that mocking is while cocking is .

As nouns the difference between mocking and cocking

is that mocking is action of the verb to mock while cocking is (archaic) the hunting of gamecocks.

As adjectives the difference between mocking and cocking

is that mocking is derisive or contemptuous while cocking is (vulgar) offensive or worthless.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

mocking

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • action of the verb to mock
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • derisive or contemptuous
  • teasing or taunting
  • Derived terms

    * mockingbird * mocking thrush * mocking wren

    cocking

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

  • (archaic) The hunting of gamecocks.
  • (obsolete) Cockfighting.
  • * 1792 , The European Magazine, and London Review (volume 21, page 313)
  • Thus circumstanced, he became the avowed companion of sharpers and gamblers, attended cockings and races

    Derived terms

    * cocker, cocker spaniel

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (vulgar) offensive or worthless
  • * 2000 , Neil Kurtzman, Doing Nothing (page 180)
  • "Son of a cocking bastard."