Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday September 17, 2013
1. to grin or laugh coarsely or mockingly.
2. to mock or deride.
3. a fleering look; a jeer or gibe.
Talley's lips fleer back, baring his teeth.
-- David L. Robbins, Scorched Earth, 2009
They fleered at Kit; they jostled.
-- Kelly Link, Trampoline, 2003
Fleer originally comes from the Norwegian word flire meaning "a grin."