verb (used with object), de·rid·ed, de·rid·ing.
- to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock.
- (tr) to speak of or treat with contempt, mockery, or ridicule; scoff or jeer at
1520s, from Middle French derider, from Latin deridere “to ridicule, laugh to scorn” (see derision). Related: Derided; deriding.