1 [jeer]
verb (used without object)
to speak or shout derisively; scoff or gibe rudely: Don't jeer unless you can do better.
verb (used with object)
to shout derisively at; taunt.
to treat with scoffs or derision; mock.
to drive away by derisive shouts (followed by out of, off, etc.): They jeered the speaker off the stage.
a jeering utterance; derisive or rude gibe.

1555–65; origin uncertain; compare Old English cēir clamor, akin to cēgan to call out

jeerer, noun
jeeringly, adverb
unjeered, adjective
unjeering, adjective

1. sneer; jest. See scoff1. 2, 3. deride, ridicule, flout, fleer. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
jeer (dʒɪə)
1.  (often foll by at) to laugh or scoff (at a person or thing); mock
2.  a remark or cry of derision; gibe; taunt
[C16: of unknown origin]
adj, —n

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Word Origin & History

1553, gyr, "to deride, to mock," 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, ... but ... beyond existing evidence."
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Example sentences
People entering or exiting were jeered and photographed.
When the mayor arrived to quell the crowds and order the arrest of the leaders, he was jeered and ridiculed.
Parents jeered the incoming students and the federal marshals who protected them.
All afternoon he was nt the mercy of the crowd, who jeered and ridiculed him at every turn.
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