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Definition of "jeer" []

  • To speak or shout derisively; mock. (verb-intransitive)
  • To abuse vocally; taunt: jeered the speaker off the stage. (verb-transitive)
  • A scoffing or taunting remark or shout. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jeer" in a sentence
  • "Sime flung a jeer from the top of the canoe, the women snickered in his face, cries of derision rose in his wake, but he took no notice, pressing onward to the house of Scundoo."
  • "The Republicans rattle the flag and jeer from the sidelines, but owe the public an explanation why they are not the Grand Old Obstructionist Party ..."
  • "As I said to Squeege, it is very easy to jeer from the sidelines and make boastful claims of what you would do in the same situation."