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Meaning of JEER

Pronunciation:  jeer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  showing your contempt by derision
  2. [v]  laugh or scoff at; "The crowd jeered at the speaker"

JEER is a 4 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: barrack, flout, gibe, jeering, mockery, scoff, scoff, scoffing
 See Also: bait, cod, derision, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Jeer\, n. [Cf. {Gear}.] (Naut.)
    (a) A gear; a tackle.
    (b) pl. An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting
        or lowering the lower yards of a ship.
    {Jeer capstan} (Naut.), an extra capstan usually placed
       between the foremast and mainmast.
  2. \Jeer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jeered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Jeering}.] [Perh. a corrup. of cheer to salute with cheers,
    taken in an ironical sense; or more prob. fr. D. gekscheren
    to jeer, lit., to shear the fool; gek a fool (see 1st {Geck})
    + scheren to shear. See {Shear}, v.]
    To utter sarcastic or scoffing reflections; to speak with
    mockery or derision; to use taunting language; to scoff; as,
    to jeer at a speaker.
          But when he saw her toy and gibe and jeer. --Spenser.
    Syn: To sneer; scoff; flout; gibe; mock.
  3. \Jeer\, v. t.
    To treat with scoffs or derision; to address with jeers; to
    taunt; to flout; to mock at.
          And if we can not jeer them, we jeer ourselves. --B.
  4. \Jeer\, n.
    A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting
    jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery.
          Midas, exposed to all their jeers, Had lost his art,
          and kept his ears.                       --Swift.
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