taunt

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taunt (third-person singular simple present taunts, present participle taunting, simple past and past participle taunted)

  1. to make fun of (someone); to goad (a person) into responding, often in an aggressive manner.
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Noun[edit]

taunt (plural taunts)

  1. A scornful or mocking remark; a jeer or mockery
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Old French tant (so great), French tant (so much), Latin tantus (of such size, so great, so much). See ataunt.

Adjective[edit]

taunt (comparative more taunt, superlative most taunt)

  1. (nautical) Very high or tall.
    a ship with taunt masts
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