fleer definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English flerien, probably ; from Scandinavian as in Danish dialect, dialectal , Norwegian flire, to snicker, laugh, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form plēi-, bald, bare
- fleeringly adverb
fleer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb fleered, fleer·ing, fleers
Origin: Middle English flerien, of Scandinavian origin.
- fleerˈing·ly adverb
Variant of flee
- to run away or escape from danger, pursuit, unpleasantness, etc.
- to pass away swiftly; vanish: night had fled
- to move rapidly; go swiftly
Origin: Middle English fleen ; from Old English fleon: see flow
- fleer noun