Jeer

Definition of Jeer

n.1.(Naut.) A gear; a tackle.
Jeer capstan
(Naut.) an extra capstan usually placed between the foremast and mainmast.
v. i.1.To utter sarcastic or scoffing reflections; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language; to scoff; as, to jeer at a speaker.
[imp. & p. p. Jeered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Jeering.]
But when he saw her toy and gibe and jeer.
- Spenser.
v. t.1.To treat with scoffs or derision; to address with jeers; to taunt; to flout; to mock at.
And if we can not jeer them, we jeer ourselves.
- B. Jonson.
n.1.A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery.
Midas, exposed to all their jeers,
Had lost his art, and kept his ears.
- Swift.

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