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taunt

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VerbEdit

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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NounEdit

taunt (plural taunts)

  1. A scornful or mocking remark; a jeer or mockery
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Etymology 2Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

taunt (comparative more taunt, superlative most taunt)

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