When you hear what he has to say in Unstoppable about the emergence of a new bipartisan politics, you may be inclined to scoff.
The creation of 200,000 private-sector jobs in December is nothing to scoff at.
Spirit companies need to tell their PR agencies to stop trying to push them, and consumers should scoff at them.
The ratio—there are 492 billionaires in the U.S. and only 1,645 in the world—is nothing to scoff at.
I scoff at her ignorance and go show the cartoon to my oldest sister, the smartest one in the family.
You may scoff at it if you like, but it is pleasant and harmless and exceedingly comfortable.
There was a sort of scoff in it which rightly or wrongly he took to himself.
"They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression: they speak loftily," etc.
P—— C—— began to scoff at what I had said, but C—— stopped him.
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]