jeer

  • 1 Jeer — 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… …

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  • 2 Jeer — Jeer, v. t. To treat with scoffs or derision; to address with jeers; to taunt; to flout; to mock at. [1913 Webster] And if we can not jeer them, we jeer ourselves. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 jeer´er — jeer «jihr», verb, noun. –v.i. to make fun in a rude or unkind way; scoff; mock: »Do not jeer at the mistakes or misfortunes of others. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under scoff. (Cf. ↑scoff) –v.t. to speak to or treat with scornful derision; de …

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  • 4 Jeer — 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. [1913 Webster] {Jeer capstan} (Naut.), an extra capstan usually placed between the foremast… …

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  • 5 jeer — [dʒıə US dʒır] v [I and T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from Dutch gieren to shout, laugh loudly ] to laugh at someone or shout unkind things at them in a way that shows you do not respect them ▪ You know I m right! she jeered. ▪ The… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 jeer — jeer·er; jeer·ing·ly; jeer; …

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  • 7 Jeer — Jeer, n. A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery. [1913 Webster] Midas, exposed to all their jeers, Had lost his art, and kept his ears. Swift. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 jeer — I verb cavillari, deprecate, depreciate, deride, deridere, disparage, disregard, disrespect, gibe, have no regard for, hold in derision, inridere, insult, laugh at, make fun of, mock, ridicule, scoff, sneer, speak derisively, speak slightingly,… …

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  • 9 jeer — (v.) 1550s, gyr, to deride, to mock, of uncertain origin; perhaps from Du. gieren to cry or roar, or Ger. scheren to plague, vex, lit. to shear. OED finds the suggestion that it is an ironical use of cheer plausible and phonetically feasible …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 jeer — vb *scoff, gibe, fleer, gird, sneer, flout Analogous words: deride, *ridicule, mock, taunt, twit, rally Contrasted words: *fawn, truckle, toady, cringe, cower …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 jeer — [v] heckle banter, comeback, contemn, deride, dig*, fleer, flout, gibe, hector, hoot, jab, jest, laugh at, make a crack*, mock, poke fun, put down, put on, quip, ridicule, scoff, sneer, snipe, taunt; concept 54 …

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  • 12 jeer — ► VERB ▪ make rude and mocking remarks at someone. ► NOUN ▪ a rude and mocking remark. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

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  • 13 jeer — [jir] vi., vt. [? altered < CHEER] to make fun of (a person or thing) in a rude, sarcastic manner; mock; taunt; scoff (at) n. a jeering cry or remark; sarcastic or derisive comment jeerer n. jeeringly adv …

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  • 14 jeer — 1. noun /dʒir/ a) 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. b) …

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  • 15 jeer — I UK [dʒɪə(r)] / US [dʒɪr] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms jeer : present tense I/you/we/they jeer he/she/it jeers present participle jeering past tense jeered past participle jeered to shout or laugh at someone in an unkind way that… …

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  • 16 jeer — [[t]dʒɪər[/t]] v. i. 1) to speak or shout derisively; scoff or gibe rudely 2) 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[/ex] 4) a jeering… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 jeer — v. (D; intr.) to jeer at * * * [dʒɪə] (D;intr.) to jeer at …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 jeer — jeer1 [ dʒır ] verb intransitive or transitive to shout or laugh at someone in an unkind way that shows you have no respect for them: City officials were jeered and heckled as they emerged from the meeting. jeer jeer 2 [ dʒır ] noun count a laugh …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 jeer — [[t]ʤɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] jeers, jeering, jeered 1) VERB To jeer at someone means to say or shout rude and insulting things to them to show that you do not like or respect them. [V at n] Marchers jeered at white passers by, but there was no violence, nor… …

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  • 20 jeer — jeer1 jeerer, n. jeeringly, adv. /jear/, v.i. 1. to speak or shout derisively; scoff or gibe rudely: Don t jeer unless you can do better. v.t. 2. to shout derisively at; taunt. 3. to treat with scoffs or derision; mock …

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