There was no lack of material; boys happened along every little while; they came to jeer, but remained to whitewash.
We passed four men, and their greeting was maddening in its jeer.
He liked to punish him, having suddenly perceived that this jeer was much more potent than any serious penalty.
Mayhap, then, you'll come on deck and tell these merry men as much, for they do only jeer at me.
At sight of them the Pawnees began to shout and jeer, and it was evident that the captives were in considerable peril of violence.
As we approached the soldiers, they began to jeer at us in a most insolent manner.
Many of my old friends will jeer when they find I have come home worse off than when I left.
But he was not the kind of scarecrow they would have dared to jeer at openly.
Had Eva's aversion to the countess been justified, and was she about to take advantage of her unpleasant position to jeer at her?
If you liked, I could go over to the fountain and begin to jeer at their women folk.
1550s, gyr, "to deride, to mock," of uncertain origin; perhaps from Dutch gieren "to cry or roar," or German scheren "to plague, vex," literally "to shear." OED finds the suggestion that it is an ironical use of cheer "plausible and phonetically feasible, ... but ... beyond existing evidence." Related: Jeered; jeering.
1620s, from jeer (v.).