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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jeering  \Jeer"ing\,  a. 
  Mocking;  scoffing.  --  n.  A  mocking  utterance.  -- 
  {Jeer"ing*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jeering 
  adj  :  abusing  vocally;  expressing  contempt  or  ridicule;  "derisive 
  laughter";  "a  jeering  crowd";  "her  mocking  smile"; 
  "taunting  shouts  of  `coward'  and  `sissy'"  [syn:  {derisive}, 
  {gibelike},  {mocking},  {taunting}] 
  n  :  showing  your  contempt  by  derision  [syn:  {jeer},  {mockery},  {scoff}, 
  {scoffing}] 




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