To sneer is to speak or make an expression that exhibits contempt or mocking.(verb)
An example of to sneer is when you give someone a mocking smile as you make fun of them.
The definition of a sneer is an expression that exhibits contempt or mocking.(noun)
An example of a sneer is a mocking smile that someone makes that shows his contempt.
See sneer in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME sneren, akin to Fris sneere, to scorn, Dan snaere, to grin like a dog: see snarl
See sneer in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English sneren, to mock
Origin: , alteration of Old English fnǣran, to breathe heavily; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.
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