Definitions for jeerdʒɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jeer*dʒɪər(v.i.)

  1. to speak or shout derisively; scoff or gibe rudely.

  2. (v.t.)to speak or shout derisively at; taunt; mock.

  3. to drive away by derisive shouts (fol. by out of, off, etc.):

    to jeer an actor off the stage.

  4. (n.)a jeering utterance; derisive or rude gibe.

* Syn: See scoff1.

Origin of jeer:

1555–65

jeer′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jeer, jeering, mockery, scoff, scoffing(verb)

    showing your contempt by derision

  2. jeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibe(verb)

    laugh at with contempt and derision

    "The crowd jeered at the speaker"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. jeer(verb)ʤˈɪr

    to laugh or shout unkindly at sb in public

    The audience jeered and threw things.; to jeer sb; loud jeers from the crowd

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jeer(noun)

    a gear; a tackle

  2. Jeer(noun)

    an assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting or lowering the lower yards of a ship

  3. Jeer

    to utter sarcastic or scoffing reflections; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language; to scoff; as, to jeer at a speaker

  4. Jeer(verb)

    to treat with scoffs or derision; to address with jeers; to taunt; to flout; to mock at

  5. Jeer(noun)

    a railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery


Translations for jeer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

jeer(verb)

to shout at or laugh at rudely or mockingly

He was jeered as he tried to speak to the crowds.

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