Scoff vs Plunder - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between scoff and plunder
is that scoff
is to jeer; laugh at with contempt and derision or scoff
can be (british) to eat food quickly while plunder
As a noun scoff
is derision; ridicule; a derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach or scoff
can be (south africa) food.
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)
To pillage, take or destroy all the goods of, by force (as in war); to raid, sack.
- ''The mercenaries plundered the small town.
To take (goods) by pillage.
- The shopkeeper was plundered of his possessions by the burglar.
To take by force or wrongfully; to commit robbery or looting, to raid.
- The mercenaries plundered all the goods they found.
To make extensive (over)use of, as if by plundering; to use or use up wrongfully.
- ''"Now to plunder , mateys!" screamed a buccaneer, to cries of "Arrgh!" and "Aye!" all around.
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- ''The miners plundered the jungle for its diamonds till it became a muddy waste.
Southampton hammer eight past hapless Sunderland in barmy encounter", The Guardian , 18 October 2014:
- The Serb teed up Steve Davis, who crossed low for Graziano Pellè to plunder his fifth league goal of the campaign.
An instance of plundering
The loot attained by plundering
(slang, dated) baggage; luggage
- ''The Hessian kept his choicest plunder in a sack that never left his person, for fear that his comrades would steal it.