Keywords: tease, taunt, jibe, gibe, harassment, mock, ridicule, torment, pester, harass

Sign Definition

As a Noun

  1. Someone who makes fun of people in a gently but slightly cruel way. English = tease.
  2. Offensive words spoken to someone about their weaknesses or failures in order to upset or annoy them. English = taunt, taunts.
  3. A rude or insulting remark about someone. English = jibe, gibe.
  4. Behaviour which is intended to trouble or annoy someone. English = harassment.

As a Verb or Adjective

  1. To deliberately embarrass, trick, or make fun of someone because it amuses you. English = tease.
  2. To speak offensively to someone about their weaknesses or failures in order to upset or annoy them. English = taunt.
  3. To make someone appear foolish, for example by saying something funny about them. English = mock, ridicule, torment. Idiomatic English = poke fun at, get at.
  4. To keep doing something to someone that annoys or bothers them, especially saying unkind things. English = pester, harass.