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



BrE BrE//dʒɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪr//
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[usually plural] a rude remark that somebody shouts at somebody else to show that they do not respect or like them synonym taunt He walked on to the stage to be greeted with jeers and whistles. a jeer at the umpire Word Originmid 16th cent.: of unknown origin.
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