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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.

Syn: To sneer; scoff; flout; gibe; mock.


vb. (en-past of: jeer)

Usage examples of "jeered".

Someday you may find yourself well into your years, perhaps even jeered at for your doddering ways.

Why had he gone, Rhett who loved the pleasures of women and liquor, the comfort of good food and soft beds, the feel of fine linen and good leather, who hated the South and jeered at the fools who fought for it?

Surely you can’t be thinking of marrying a man who wasn’t in the army, who jeered at men who did enlist?

But she did not possess his sense of hu­mor which tempered his malice, nor his smile that jeered at himself even while he was jeering others.

Some of our men jeered at their timidity, but Owain growled at us to be silent.

The Franks jeered and pursued us with a hail of their light throwing spears.

Instead they retreated from the wall's base and we jeered at them, told them they had been beaten by women, but if they attacked again we would wake our warriors to the fight.

My men jeered, and some deliberately took the shields away from their bodies as though inviting the enemy to try again.

He spread his arms and jerked his hips obscenely and my spearmen jeered back, but Valerin ignored their shouted insults.

Sagramor jeered for so far none of us had seen Gorfyddyd, Cuneglas or Gundleus in the front of the enemy shield-wall.

As each Keeper flew up to the goal hoops, the crowd roared and jeered in equal measure.