Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: MOCK

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
519Higgins (1923) MOCKMOCKMOCK: Index tip and little finger of prone hands extended tandem to the side after the right index tip has touched the mouth at corner, then both hands are thrust several times in the direction of the fingers towards the person mocked. (Ridicule) (Make fun of).93hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=519&refid=higgins1923
240Long (1918) MOCKRIDICULE, MAKE FUN OFRIDICULE, MAKE FUN OF, etc.: Extend the little and forefinger of each hand; hold the left hand in front toward the side; bring the end of the forefinger of the other hand up to the corner of the mouth and draw it back a little way as if following the mouth in a smile; bring the hand away and down, somewhat "tandem" to the other, then throw the hands, with the forefingers and little fingers pointing, toward the imaginary object or person; repeat the last part of the sign several times. VI,132.37hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=240&refid=long1918
391Michaels (1923) MOCKMOCKMOCK: 1. With the little fingers and thumbs of both hands extended, move them forward two or three times toward the object. 2. Have a derisive look.91hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=391&refid=michaels1923
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