mocker

Definitions

  • Mocker Nut Hickory
    Mocker Nut Hickory
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mocker long-tailed grey-and-white songbird of the southern United States able to mimic songs of other birds
    • n mocker someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mocker A deceiver; an impostor.
    • Mocker (Zoöl) A mocking bird.
    • Mocker One who, or that which, mocks; a scorner; a scoffer; a derider.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mocker One who or that which mocks, as by mimicry, derision, or deceit.
    • n mocker A mocking-bird; one of the Miminæ.
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Quotations

  • Bible
    Bible
    “Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging; and who is deceived by it is not wise.”

Usage

In literature:

He is a scoffer and a mocker.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
Though I have been all my life familiar with the notes and manners of the Cat-Bird, I have not yet been able to discover that he is a mocker.
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
It was even more wonderful than the tongue of old Mr. Mocker the Mocking Bird.
"Mother West Wind "How" Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
It is not vanity, as the mocker too hastily thinks.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
It had mocked Reuben, and it had made her seem as if she were the mocker.
"Aunt Rachel" by David Christie Murray
You suspect its presence, because he is a born mocker.
"Views and Reviews Essays in appreciation" by William Ernest Henley
Presumably all mockers received the message but only the mocker to whom it was addressed would repeat it aloud.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
From the seat of the mocker, deliver me, good Lord!
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Remember what is to be the portion of mockers, sir.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
Impudent academic mocker, university life has destroyed your last rag of reverence.
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
A most accomplished mocker!...
"Mr. Faust" by Arthur Davison Ficke
He was not a mocker, or a leveller, or a satirist, or an atheist.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
It is only comparatively recently that the absolute truth of the Bible dictum that, "Wine is a mocker" has been realized.
"The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction" by Winfield S. Hall
In the matter of bounds the mocker is without a peer.
"In Nesting Time" by Olive Thorne Miller
That she should have done that made humanity a Judas and God a mocker.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
What a pitiful, heart-breaking mocker it is!
"In Our Town" by William Allen White
Mocker, its meaning, 73.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
But I'm a doubter, and a mocker, and a failure, and Phillida knows it.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
I was a mocker and a sinner.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
The sentimentalist has proclaimed him a mere mocker.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
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In poetry:

And sang the joy that a noble boy
Brings to a father's soul,
Who lets the wine as a mocker shine
Stagnated in the bowl.
"Job Work" by James Whitcomb Riley
Beyond the wild haunts of the mockers—
Far in the distance and gray,
Floateth that sorrowful spirit
Away, and away, and away.
"For Ever" by Henry Kendall
"From youth to age unresting stray
These kindly mockers in our way;
Yet lead they not, the baffling elves,
To something better than themselves?
"The Seeking Of The Waterfall" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Aibric. Shadows, illusions,
That the Shape-changers, the Ever-laughing Ones,
The Immortal Mockers have cast into his mind,
Or called before his eyes.
"The Shadowy Waters: The Shadowy Waters" by William Butler Yeats
Shamelessly scoffed the mockers' serpent-band
"A dream that but prescription can admit
Dost dread? Where now thy God's protecting hand,
(The sick world's Saviour with such cunning planned),
Borrowed by human need of human wit?"
"Resignation" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

This bouncy little ditty by the Mockers is intended to mock the incessant whining on the Fox News Channel about the so-called War on Christmas.
WTOP's Neal Augenstein played in a band, Cheap Dates, that opened for The Mockers, circa 1988.
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