jeer


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

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

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

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