Meaning of “scoff” in the English Dictionary

"scoff" in British English

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scoffverb

uk /skɒf/ us /skɑːf/
scoff
noun [ C usually plural ] uk us

Despite the scoffs of her colleagues, the experiment was completely successful.
scoffer
noun [ C usually plural ] uk /ˈskɒf.ər/ us /ˈskɑː.fɚ/

I was able to prove the scoffers wrong.

(Definition of “scoff” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scoff" in American English

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scoffverb [ I ]

us /skɔf, skɑf/

to speak about someone or something in a way which shows that you have no respect for that person or thing:

The coach scoffed at the notion that he was about to resign.

(Definition of “scoff” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)