- scoff [skɔf US sko:f, ska:f] v[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language]1.) [I and T]to laugh at a person or idea, and talk about them in a way that shows you think they are stupid= ↑make fun of scoff at▪ David scoffed at her fears.▪ Officials scoffed at the idea.▪ 'You, a scientist!' he scoffed.2.) [T] BrE informal to eat something very quickly▪ She scoffed the plate of biscuits.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.