Definition of “jeer” - English Dictionary

“jeer” in British English

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jeerverb [ I or T ]

uk /dʒɪər/ us /dʒɪr/

to laugh or shout insults 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 /dʒɪər/ us /dʒɪr/

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 opposition parties
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.li/

His friends began to laugh jeeringly when his car broke down and wouldn't start again.

(Definition of “jeer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“jeer” in American English

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jeerverb [ I/T ]

us /dʒɪər/

to laugh or shout insults at someone; to ridicule:

[ I ] Striking workers jeered at those who crossed the picket line.
jeer
noun [ C ] us /dʒɪər/

a shouted insult 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)