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Someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision.  Synonyms: flouter, jeerer, scoffer.
Long-tailed grey-and-white songbird of the southern United States able to mimic songs of other birds.  Synonyms: Mimus polyglotktos, mockingbird.

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"Mocker" Quotes from Famous Books

... once. A tumblebug came next, heaving sturdily at its ball, and Tom touched the creature, to see it shut its legs against its body and pretend to be dead. The birds were fairly rioting by this time. A catbird, the Northern mocker, lit in a tree over Tom's head, and trilled out her imitations of her neighbors in a rapture of enjoyment; then a shrill jay swept down, a flash of blue flame, and stopped on a twig almost within the boy's reach, cocked his head to one side and eyed the ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

... is the third since the Sunday of the Loetare: for, in less than a week, we had the miracle of the mocker of pilgrims divinely punished by Notre-Dame d'Aubervilliers, and that was the second ...
— Notre-Dame de Paris - The Hunchback of Notre Dame • Victor Hugo

... tending. He would stand in front of his house, jingling his money—our money—in his pockets, and watch us depart with the greatest serenity, whether we went east or west. I thought him at one time the most genial of Bonifaces (for it was his profession to wear a smile), and at another a mere mocker of human woe. When I grew up, I perceived that he was ...
— Some Private Views • James Payn

... true, thou evil mocker," she said, "that I am white and thin. It is true that I grow like to the skeleton of a rotted leaf, all ribs and netted veins without substance. It is true that my round eyes start from my head like to those of a bush plover, or the ...
— The Ghost Kings • H. Rider Haggard

... that I was no true son Of Polybus. Oh, I was wroth! That one Day I kept silence, but the morrow morn I sought my parents, told that tale of scorn And claimed the truth; and they rose in their pride And smote the mocker.... Aye, they satisfied All my desire; yet still the cavil gnawed My heart, and still the story crept abroad. At last I rose—my father knew not, nor My mother—and went forth to Pytho's floor To ask. And God in that for which I came Rejected me, but round me, like a flame, His voice flashed other ...
— Oedipus King of Thebes - Translated into English Rhyming Verse with Explanatory Notes • Sophocles

Words linked to "Mocker" :   mockingbird, Mimus, unpleasant person, flouter, oscine, genus Mimus, disagreeable person, scoffer, oscine bird, Mimus polyglotktos, mock

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