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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

fleer

\fleer\ , verb;
1.
to grin or laugh coarsely or mockingly.
2.
to mock or deride.
3.
a fleering look; a jeer or gibe.
Quotes:
Talley's lips fleer back, baring his teeth.
-- David L. Robbins, Scorched Earth, 2009
They fleered at Kit; they jostled.
-- Kelly Link, Trampoline, 2003
Origin:
Fleer originally comes from the Norwegian word flire meaning "a grin."
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