Scoff vs Her - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between scoff and her
is that scoff
is derision; ridicule; a derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach or scoff
can be (south africa) food while her
As verbs the difference between scoff and her
is that scoff
is to jeer; laugh at with contempt and derision or scoff
can be (british) to eat food quickly while her
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)
Belonging to her.
- This is her book
The form of she used after a preposition or as the object of a verb; that woman, that ship, etc.
- Give it to her (after preposition)
- He wrote her a letter (indirect object)
* February 1896 , Ground-swells'', by Jeannette H. Walworth, published in ''Lippincott's Monthly Magazine ; page 183:
- He treated her for a cold (direct object)
- "Then what became of her ?"
- "Her'? Which ‘'''her'''’? The park is full of ‘' hers ’."
- "The lady with the green feathers in her hat. A big Gainsborough hat. I am quite sure it was Miss Hartuff."