taunt
1. [ verb ] harass with persistent criticism or carping
Synonyms: tantalize ride tease bait tantalise razz twit rally cod rag
Examples:

"The children teased the new teacher" "Don't ride me so hard over my failure" "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

Related terms: mock jeer kid twitting tease tease tantaliser Tantalus boo
2. [ noun ] aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
Synonyms: twit taunting
Related terms: aggravation
3. [ noun ] aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
Synonyms: taunting twit twitting
Related terms: aggravation tease
Similar spelling:   Tant
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