jeerer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jeerer someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jeerer A scoffer; a railer; a mocker.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jeerer One who jeers; a scoffer; a railer; a scorner; a mocker.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jeerer a scoffer or mocker
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Acc. to Skeat, from the Dut. phrase den gek scheeren, lit. 'to shear the fool,' to mock, the words gek scheeren (now scheren) being corr. into jeer.

Usage

In literature:

People called them the jeerers or sneerers, because they did not stick at anything.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Then Blackbeard stepped quietly forward and ordered eight of the jeerers to be strung up and flogged.
"Kate Bonnet" by Frank R. Stockton
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