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Mocking and mockery

burlesque

verb

to represent a serious subject in a silly way in order to make people laugh

jeer

verb

to shout or laugh at someone in an unkind way that shows you have no respect for them

jeer

noun

an unkind laugh or comment that shows you have no respect for someone

jeering

noun

unkind laughter or comments directed at someone, especially in a public place

lampoon

verb

to publicly criticize someone or something by making jokes about them

laugh

verb

to show that you think someone or something is stupid or deserves no respect

mock

verb

to make someone or something look stupid by laughing at them, copying them, or saying something that is not kind

mockery

noun

something that makes a system, organization etc seem stupid or useless

mockery

noun

remarks or behaviour intended to make someone seem stupid, for example laughing at them, copying them, or saying something that is not kind

mocking

adjective

showing that you think someone or something is stupid

parade

verb

to make someone walk around so that people will look at them and often laugh at them

parody

verb

to copy someone or something in a way that makes people laugh

piss-take

noun

an attempt to make someone or something seem silly

rag on

to say things in order to make someone feel embarrassed, usually in a friendly way

rib

verb

to joke about someone in a friendly way that makes them slightly embarrassed

ridicule

verb

to try to make someone or something seem silly by making fun of them in an unkind way

ridicule

noun

remarks or behaviour intended to make someone or something seem silly by making fun of them in an unkind way

sarcasm

noun

the activity of saying or writing the opposite of what you mean, or of speaking in a way intended to make someone else feel stupid or show them that you are angry

sarcastic

adjective

using sarcasm to upset someone or to show anger

sarky

adjective

sarcastic

self-mockery

noun

the practice of making yourself appear silly to show other people that you have a humorous attitude towards yourself

send-up

noun

a way of talking or behaving in which you copy the way that someone else talks or behaves in a humorous way

take-off

noun

an occasion when someone copies the voice or behaviour of someone else in a humorous way

tease

verb

to say something to someone in order to have fun by embarrassing or annoying them slightly in either a friendly or an unkind way

tease

verb

to annoy an animal in order to have fun

tease

noun

something that someone says or does when they are teasing you

mockingly

adverb

sarcastically

adverb

self-mocking

adjective

spoof

verb

laugh someone/something out of court

if you laugh someone or something out of court, you show them that you think their ideas or suggestions are very silly

make a mockery of

to make someone or something seem stupid or useless

make a monkey out of someone

to make someone seem stupid

make fun of

to make jokes about someone or something in an unkind way

make light of something

to treat something as not very serious

poke fun (at)

to make unkind jokes about someone or something

take the mick

to take the mickey

take the mickey

to say something in order to try and make someone or something look silly, especially in a friendly way. Doing this is called mickey-taking and someone who does it is a mickey-taker

take the piss

to say something to try to make someone look silly

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breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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