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This page Mock is part of the queer series.Illustration: Toulouse-Lautrec wearing Jane Avril's Feathered Hat and Boa (ca. 1892), photo Maurice Guibert.
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Illustration: Toulouse-Lautrec wearing Jane Avril's Feathered Hat and Boa (ca. 1892), photo Maurice Guibert.

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To mock is to mimic, to simulate; to make fun of by mimicking, to taunt; to tantalise, and disappoint (the hopes of).

Etymology

From Middle English mokken, from Middle French mocquer (“to deride, jeer”), from Middle Dutch mocken (“to mumble”) or Middle Low German mucken (“to grumble, talk with the mouth half-opened”), both from Old Saxon *mokkian, *mukkian (“to low, mumble”), from Proto-Germanic *mukkijaną, *mūhaną (“to low, bellow, shout”), from Proto-Indo-European *mūg-, *mūk- (“to low, mumble”). Cognate with Old High German firmucken (“to be stupid”), Modern German mucksen (“to utter a word”), Dutch dialectal mokkel (“kiss”).

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