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  1. Slavic Linguistics. either of two letters (ъ, ь) of the Cyrillic alphabet used, as in Old Church Slavonic, to indicate two short vowels, or, as in Russian, to indicate that the preceding consonant is hard or soft.: Compare hard sign, soft sign.

  2. either of the short, lax vowels of Old Church Slavonic represented by these signs, front jer (ъ, usually transcribed as ĭ) and back jer (ь, usually transcribed as ŭ).

Origin of jer

First recorded in 1755–65

Words Nearby jer

Other definitions for Jer. (2 of 2)


  1. Bible. Jeremiah.

  2. Jersey. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use jer in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Jer.


/ Bible /

abbreviation for
  1. Jeremiah

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