There was no lack of material; boys happened along every little while; they came to jeer, but remained to whitewash.
But he was not the kind of scarecrow they would have dared to jeer at openly.
He liked to punish him, having suddenly perceived that this jeer was much more potent than any serious penalty.
If you liked, I could go over to the fountain and begin to jeer at their women folk.
At sight of them the Pawnees began to shout and jeer, and it was evident that the captives were in considerable peril of violence.
Furneaux did jeer, but it was at his colleague's phenomenal luck.
Many of my old friends will jeer when they find I have come home worse off than when I left.
We passed four men, and their greeting was maddening in its jeer.
Had Eva's aversion to the countess been justified, and was she about to take advantage of her unpleasant position to jeer at her?
Mayhap, then, you'll come on deck and tell these merry men as much, for they do only jeer at me.
1550s, gyr, "to deride, to mock," of uncertain origin; perhaps from Dutch gieren "to cry or roar," or German scheren "to plague, vex," literally "to shear." OED finds the suggestion that it is an ironical use of cheer "plausible and phonetically feasible, ... but ... beyond existing evidence." Related: Jeered; jeering.
1620s, from jeer (v.).