[fleer] /flɪər/

verb (used without object)
to grin or laugh coarsely or mockingly.
verb (used with object)
to mock or deride.
a fleering look; a jeer or gibe.
[flee-er] /ˈfli ər/
a person who .
to grin or laugh at; scoff; sneer
a derisory glance or grin

c.1400, perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. dialectal Norwegian flira, dialectal Danish flire “to grin, titter”). Related: Fleered; fleering.


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