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Latin scomma (a taunt, jeer, scoff), from Ancient Greek σκῶμμα (skômma, jest, gibe).


scomm (plural scomms)

  1. (obsolete) A buffoon.
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  2. (obsolete) A flout; a jeer; a gibe; a taunt.
    • Fotherby
      His vain ostentation is worthily scoffed with [the] scomme of the orator.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for scomm in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)