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.

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taunt ‎(comparative more taunt, superlative most taunt)

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