verb (used without object)
to speak or shout derisively; scoff or gibe rudely:
Don’t jeer unless you can do better.
verb (used with object)
to shout derisively at; taunt.
to treat with scoffs or derision; mock.
to drive away by derisive shouts (followed by out of, off, etc.):
They jeered the speaker off the stage.
a jeering utterance; derisive or rude gibe.
(often foll by at) to laugh or scoff (at a person or thing); mock
a remark or cry of derision; gibe; taunt
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.).
[jee] /dʒi/ interjection, verb (used with or without object), jeed, jeeing. 1. 1 .
personification of the perfect valet, 1930, from character in P.G. Wodehouse’s novels. A servant who appears in comic novels and short stories about the English upper classes by P. G. Wodehouse, a twentieth-century British author who spent most of his life in the United States.
/ˈdʒiːvzɪən/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or like the butler Jeeves, who was, in the fiction of P. G. Wodehouse, a master of tact, euphemism, and ingenuity
[jeez] /dʒiz/ interjection 1. (used as a mild expression of surprise, disappointment, astonishment, etc.) also jeeze, 1922, American English, euphemistic corruption Jesus. interjection (also jeez or Jeeze or jeeze or Jees or jees or jeezy-peezy or Jeezy-peezy) An exclamation of surprise, dismay, emphasis, etc; jeepers creepers [entry form 1923+, jeeze 1920+, jees 1931+, jeezy-peezy 1942+; […]