Scoff vs Gibe - What's the difference?
As a noun scoff
is derision; ridicule; a derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach or scoff
can be (south africa) food.
As a verb scoff
is to jeer; laugh at with contempt and derision or scoff
can be (british) to eat food quickly.
As a proper noun gibe is
From (etyl) scof/skof, of Scandinavian origin. Compare (etyl) skaup, Danish skuffelse(noun)/skuffe(verb) and Old High German scoph.
Derision; ridicule; a derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.
* 1852 , The Dublin University Magazine (page 66)
- With scoffs , and scorns, and contumelious taunts.
An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.
- There were sneers, and scoffs , and inuendoes of some; prophecies of failure in a hundred ways
- The scoff of withered age and beardless youth.
* derision, ridicule
* See also
To jeer; laugh at with contempt and derision.
- Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, / And fools who came to scoff , remained to pray.
* contemn, deride, sneer
(South Africa) Food.
(British) To eat food quickly.
(South Africa) To eat.
* (eat quickly) (l), (l) (US)
A facetious or insulting remark; a jeer or taunt.
* 1603 , , Hamlet , act 5, scene 1:
- Hamlet : Alas, poor Yorick! . . . Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?
To perform a jibe (2, 3).
To cause to execute a gibe (2, 3).
(ambitransitive) To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to mock.
* Jonathan Swift
- That explanation doesn't gibe with the facts.
* Jonathan Swift
- Draw the beasts as I describe them, / From their features, while I gibe them.
- Fleer and gibe , and laugh and flout.