Definition of mock word in US English:

mock word

noun

  • A word whose use is expressive of mockery or ridicule on the part of the user; a term of derision. In early use: a meaningless or pretentious word.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Cockeram (fl. 1623–1658), lexicographer. From mock or mock + word.

Pronunciation

mock word

/ˈmɒk wəːd/