Jeer in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is jeer a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word jeer is a Scrabble US word. The word jeer is worth 11 points in Scrabble:

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Is jeer a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word jeer is a Scrabble UK word and has 11 points:

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Is jeer a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word jeer is a Words With Friends word. The word jeer is worth 13 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Jeer

You can make 8 words from 'jeer' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'jeer'

JEER 11 

3 letters words from 'jeer'

ERE 3JEE 10
REE 3 

2 letters words from 'jeer'

EE 2ER 2
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of jeer

jeer ejer jeer ejer eejr eejr jere ejre jree rjee erje reje jere ejre jree rjee erje reje eerj eerj erej reej erej reej

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word jeer. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in jeer.

Definitions and meaning of jeer

jeer

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dʒɪə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /dʒɪɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(r)

Etymology 1

Perhaps a corruption of cheer (to salute with cheers), taken in an ironical sense; or more probably from Dutch gekscheren (to jeer, literally to shear the fool), from gek (a fool) (see geck) + scheren (to shear) (see shear (verb)). Also compare German and Dutch gieren (to laugh loudly).

Noun

jeer (plural jeers)

  1. A mocking remark or reflection.
    Synonyms: scoff, taunt, flout, jibe, mockery
    • 1711, Jonathan Swift, The Fable of Midas, in The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol XII, Sir Walter Scott, ed., Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1824, pages 302-5,
      Midas, exposed to all their jeers, Had lost his art, and kept his ears.
Translations

Verb

jeer (third-person singular simple present jeers, present participle jeering, simple past and past participle jeered)

  1. (intransitive, jeer at) To utter sarcastic or mocking comments; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To mock; treat with mockery; to taunt.
    • And if we cannot jeer them, we jeer ourselves.
Synonyms
  • (to utter sarcastic remarks): scoff, sneer
  • (to treat with scoffs): deride, flout, gibe, mock, ridicule
  • See Thesaurus:mock
  • See Thesaurus:deride
Derived terms
  • jeeringly
Translations

Etymology 2

Compare gear.

Noun

jeer (plural jeers)

  1. (nautical) A gear; a tackle.
  2. (nautical, in the plural) An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting or lowering the yards of a ship.
Derived terms
  • jeer capstan
Translations

Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish dír (due, fit, proper).

Adverb

jeer

  1. indeed, verily, truly, actually

Related terms

  • jeeragh
  • jeerid
  • jeerys

Mutation


Semai

Alternative forms

  • jer

Etymology

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *ɟur ~ *ɟuur ~ *ɟuər ~ *ɟir ~ *ɟiər (to descend). Cognate with Central Mnong jư̆r, Khmu cùːr, Pear cer, Proto-Palaungic *ɟuur.

Verb

jeer

  1. to fall

Synonyms

  • tegòh
  • yòòk

Derived terms

References


Somali

Pronunciation

Noun

jeer ?

  1. hippopotamus

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to mock.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)