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1‘a note of mockery in his voice’
ridicule, derision, jeering, sneering, contempt, scorn, scoffing, joking, teasing, taunting, sarcasm, ragging, chaffing, jibing
NZ Australian chiacking
informal kidding, kidology, ribbing, joshing
British informal winding up
taking the mickey
British vulgar slang taking the piss
North American informal goofing, razzing
2‘the trial was a mockery’
travesty, charade, farce, parody, laughing stock, caricature, lampoon, burlesque, apology, excuse, poor substitute
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.