Definition of mock word in English:

mock word

Pronunciation /ˈmɒk wəːd/


  • A word whose use is expressive of mockery or ridicule on the part of the user; a term of derision. In early use: a meaningless or pretentious word.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Cockeram (fl. 1623–1658), lexicographer. From mock or mock + word.