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1jeer

verb \ˈjir\

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

Full Definition of JEER

intransitive verb
:  to speak or cry out with derision or mockery
transitive verb
:  to deride with jeers :  taunt
jeer·er noun
jeer·ing·ly \-iŋ-lē\ adverb
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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>.

2jeer

noun

Definition of JEER

:  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>

First Known Use of JEER

1625

Related to JEER

Synonyms
bird [chiefly British], boo, Bronx cheer, hiss, hoot, catcall, raspberry, razz, snort
Antonyms
cheer
JEER Defined for Kids

1jeer

verb \ˈjir\
jeeredjeer·ing

Definition of JEER for Kids

1
:  to speak or cry out in scorn <The crowd jeered when the movie suddenly stopped running.>
2
:  to scorn or mock with taunts <They jeered the penalized player.>

2jeer

noun

Definition of JEER for Kids

:  a scornful remark or sound :  taunt

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