I scoff at her ignorance and go show the cartoon to my oldest sister, the smartest one in the family.
If you scoff at Palin for president, you are likely insufficiently cynical to work on a national campaign.
Spirit companies need to tell their PR agencies to stop trying to push them, and consumers should scoff at them.
Such messages are unlikely to be beloved of secularists who prefer to scoff at the religious rather than engage with them.
People who find hunting repellant will scoff at yet another Republican candidate beloved by the NRA.
You may scoff at it if you like, but it is pleasant and harmless and exceedingly comfortable.
You can scoff, old Elephant, but the struggle is worth while.
"They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression: they speak loftily," etc.
Anybody who is not in the convention can scoff at it, however low his own code may be.
No young fellow can afford either to disbelieve in the church or to scoff at its workings or influence.
mid-14c., "jest, make light of something;" mid-15c., "make fun of, mock," from the noun meaning "contemptuous ridicule" (c.1300), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse skaup, skop "mockery, ridicule," Middle Danish skof "jest, mockery;" perhaps from Proto-Germanic *skub-, *skuf- (cf. Old English scop "poet," Old High German scoph "fiction, sport, jest, derision"), from PIE *skeubh- "to shove" (see shove (v.)).
Food: Beef heart is their favorite scoff (1846+)
[or-igin uncertain; perhaps fr Afrikaans schoft, defined in a 1600s dictionary as ''eating time for labourers or workmen foure times a day''; perhaps fr British dialect scaff; South African use in current senses is attested in late 1700s]