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"jeer" in British English

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jeerverb [I or T]

uk   /dʒɪər/  us   /dʒɪr/
to ​laugh or ​shoutinsults at someone to show you have no ​respect for them: The ​people at the back of the ​hall jeered (at) the ​speaker.
jeer
noun [C] uk   us  
The ​news that the ​performance was being ​cancelled was ​greeted by boos and jeers from the ​audience.
jeering
noun [U] uk   /ˈdʒɪə.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈdʒɪr.ɪŋ/
loud jeering from the ​oppositionparties
jeering
adjective uk   /ˈdʒɪə.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈdʒɪr.ɪŋ/
Her ​speech was ​disrupted by a jeering ​group of ​protesters at the ​front of the ​crowd.
jeeringly
adverb uk   /ˈdʒɪə.rɪŋ.li/  us   /ˈdʒɪr.ɪŋ-/
His ​friendsbegan to ​laugh jeeringly when his ​carbroke down and wouldn't ​start again.
(Definition of jeer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jeerverb [I/T]

 us   /dʒɪər/
to ​laugh or ​shoutinsults at someone; to ​ridicule: [I] Striking ​workers jeered at those who crossed the ​picketline.
jeer
noun [C]  us   /dʒɪər/
a ​shoutedinsult or ​laughter ridiculing someone: We were ​surprised to ​hear jeers from ​our own ​fans.
(Definition of jeer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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