Definition of jeer verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

jeer

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dʒɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jeer
BrE BrE//dʒɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪr//
 
he / she / it jeers
BrE BrE//dʒɪəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪrz//
 
past simple jeered
BrE BrE//dʒɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪrd//
 
past participle jeered
BrE BrE//dʒɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪrd//
 
-ing form jeering
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪrɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] to laugh at somebody or shout rude remarks at them to show that you do not respect them synonym taunt a jeering crowd jeer at somebody The police were jeered at by the waiting crowd. jeer somebody The players were jeered by disappointed fans. + speech ‘Coward!’ he jeered. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: of unknown origin.Extra examples The audience jeered loudly when he came on stage. The crowd jeered at the police. Disappointed fans jeered at the players. The police were jeered by the waiting crowd.
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