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jeer

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verb \ˈjir\

Simple Definition of jeer

  • : to shout insulting words at someone : to laugh at or criticize someone in a loud and angry way

Full Definition of jeer

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to speak or cry out with derision or mockery

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to deride with jeers :  taunt

jeer·er noun
jeer·ing·ly play \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of jeer

  1. He tried to ignore the jeering crowd.

  2. The crowd jeered him when he struck out.

  3. The prisoner was jeered by an angry mob.



Origin of jeer

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1561

Synonym Discussion of jeer

scoff, jeer, gibe, fleer, sneer, flout mean to show one's contempt in derision or mockery. scoff stresses insolence, disrespect, or incredulity as motivating the derision <scoffed at their concerns>. jeer suggests a coarser more undiscriminating derision <the crowd jeered at the prisoners>. gibe implies taunting either good-naturedly or in sarcastic derision <hooted and gibed at the umpire>. fleer suggests grinning or grimacing derisively <the saucy jackanapes fleered at my credulity>. sneer stresses insulting by contemptuous facial expression, phrasing, or tone of voice <sneered at anything romantic>. flout stresses contempt shown by refusal to heed <flouted the conventions of polite society>.

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jeer

noun

Definition of jeer

  1. :  a jeering remark or sound :  taunt



Examples of jeer

  1. <ignored the jeers of the other team's fans and just focused on making her free throw shot>



1625

First Known Use of jeer

1625


JEER Defined for Kids

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jeer

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verb \ˈjir\

Definition of jeer

jeeredjeer·ing

  1. 1 :  to speak or cry out in scorn <The crowd jeered when the movie suddenly stopped running.>

  2. 2 :  to scorn or mock with taunts <They jeered the penalized player.>




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jeer

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noun

Definition of jeer

  1. :  a scornful remark or sound :  taunt





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