Pronunciation Noun

jeer (plural jeers)

  1. A mocking remark or reflection.
    Synonyms: scoff, taunt, flout, jibe, mockery
    • 1711, Jonathan Swift, The Fable of Midas, in The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol XII, Sir Walter Scott, ed., Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1824, pages 302-5,
      Midas, exposed to all their jeers, Had lost his art, and kept his ears.
Translations Verb

jeer (jeers, present participle jeering; past and past participle jeered)

  1. (intransitive, jeer at) To utter sarcastic or mocking comments; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language.
    • But when he saw her toy and gibe and jeer.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To mock; treat with mockery; to taunt.
    • 1625, Ben Jonson, The Staple of News
      And if we cannot jeer them, we jeer ourselves.
Synonyms Translations Noun

jeer (plural jeers)

  1. (nautical) A gear; a tackle.
  2. (nautical, in the plural) An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting or lowering the yards of a ship.

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