Scoff vs Jerk - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between scoff and jerk
is that scoff
is derision; ridicule; a derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach or scoff
can be (south africa) food while jerk
is a sudden, often uncontrolled movement, especially of the body or jerk
can be (caribbean) a rich, spicy jamaican marinade.
As verbs the difference between scoff and jerk
is that scoff
is to jeer; laugh at with contempt and derision or scoff
can be (british) to eat food quickly while jerk
is to make a sudden uncontrolled movement or jerk
can be to cure (meat) by cutting it into strips and drying it, originally in the sun.
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)
Probably from (etyl) . Related to (l).
A sudden, often uncontrolled movement, especially of the body.
* 1856 , (Gustave Flaubert), (Madame Bovary), Part III Chapter X, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
A quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.
- The black cloth bestrewn with white beads blew up from time to time, laying bare the coffin. The tired bearers walked more slowly, and it advanced with constant jerks , like a boat that pitches with every wave.
(US, slang, pejorative) A dull or stupid person.
(US, slang, pejorative) A person with unlikable or obnoxious qualities and behavior, typically mean, self-centered or disagreeable.
- When I yell "OK," give the mooring line a good jerk !
- I finally fired him, because he was being a real jerk to his customers, even to some of the staff.
(physics, engineering) The rate of change in acceleration with respect to time.
(obsolete) A soda jerk.
(weightlifting) A lift in which the weight is taken with a quick motion from shoulder height to a position above the head with arms fully extended and held there for a brief time.
- You really are a jerk sometimes.
* Jerk is measured in metres per second cubed (m/s3
) in SI units, or in feet per second cubed (ft/s3
) in imperial units.
* (sudden movement) jolt, lurch, jump
* (quick tug) yank
* (stupid person) numbskull
* (unlikable person) asshole, bastard, twat, knobhead, tosser, wanker, git, dick.
* jolt (British), surge, lurch
* soda jerk
To make a sudden uncontrolled movement.
* 1877 , (Anna Sewell), (Black Beauty) Chapter 23[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Black_Beauty/23]
To give a quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.
(US, slang, vulgar) To masturbate.
(obsolete) To beat, to hit.
- York came to me first, whilst the groom stood at Ginger's head. He drew my head back and fixed the rein so tight that it was almost intolerable; then he went to Ginger, who was impatiently jerking her head up and down against the bit, as was her way now.
(obsolete) To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand.
(usually, transitive, weightlifting) To lift using a jerk.
(obsolete) To flout with contempt.
- to jerk a stone
* jerk off
From American (etyl) charquear, from charqui, from (etyl) .
(Caribbean) A rich, spicy Jamaican marinade
(Caribbean) Meat cured by jerking; charqui.
- Jerk chicken is a local favorite.
To cure (meat) by cutting it into strips and drying it, originally in the sun.
* 2011 , Dominic Smith, Bright and Distant Shores , page 106:
- The Lemakot in the north strangled widows and threw them into the cremation pyres of their dead husbands. If they defeated potential invaders the New Irish hanged the vanquished from banyan trees, flensed their windpipes, removed their heads, left their intestines to jerk in the sun.