What does jeer mean?

Definitions for jeerdʒɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word jeer.

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"

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

  6. Origin: [Cf. Gear.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jeer

    jēr, v.t. to make sport of: to treat with derision.—v.i. to scoff: to deride: to make a mock of.—n. a railing remark: biting jest: mockery.—n. Jeer′er, a scoffer or mocker.—adv. Jeer′ingly. [Acc. to Skeat, from the Dut. phrase den gek scheeren, lit. 'to shear the fool,' to mock, the words gek scheeren (now scheren) being corr. into jeer.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jeer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jeer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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