jeer

1 [jeer]
verb (used without object)
1.
to speak or shout derisively; scoff or gibe rudely: Don't jeer unless you can do better.
verb (used with object)
2.
to shout derisively at; taunt.
3.
to treat with scoffs or derision; mock.
4.
to drive away by derisive shouts (followed by out of, off, etc.): They jeered the speaker off the stage.
noun
5.
a jeering utterance; derisive or rude gibe.

Origin:
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.
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jeer (dʒɪə)
 
vb
1.  (often foll by at) to laugh or scoff (at a person or thing); mock
 
n
2.  a remark or cry of derision; gibe; taunt
 
[C16: of unknown origin]
 
'jeerer
 
n
 
'jeering
 
adj, —n
 
'jeeringly
 
adv

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jeer
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
Then a sozzled client drags him away jeering that he always steals the booze.
But politics is supposed to be about more than cheering your team and jeering
  the other side.
As they left the courthouse without speaking to reporters, they walked silently
  past a crowd of jeering protesters.
Whistling and jeering soon erupted, especially from the anti-Wagnerites.
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