Taunt

Definition of Taunt

a.1.(Naut.) Very high or tall; as, a ship with taunt masts.
v. t.1.To reproach with severe or insulting words; to revile; to upbraid; to jeer at; to flout.
[imp. & p. p. Taunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Taunting.]
When I had at my pleasure taunted her.
- Shak.
n.1.Upbraiding language; bitter or sarcastic reproach; insulting invective.
With scoffs, and scorns, and contemelious taunts.
- Shak.
With sacrilegious taunt and impious jest.
- Prior.

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