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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from Dutch gieren 'to shout, laugh loudly'

jeer

verb
     
jeer [intransitive and transitive]
to laugh at someone or shout unkind things at them in a way that shows you do not respect them:
"You know I'm right!" she jeered.
The President was booed and jeered by a crowd of protesters.
jeer at
Fans jeered at the referee.
jeer noun [countable]
There were jeers and booing from the audience.
jeering noun [uncountable]

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