Fleer definition

flîr
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A taunting, scoffing, or derisive look or gibe.
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To smirk or laugh in contempt or derision.
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To laugh derisively (at); sneer or jeer (at)
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To make a wry face in contempt, or to grin in scorn; to deride; to sneer; to mock; to gibe.
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To grin with an air of civility; to leer.
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One who flees.

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A derisive grimace, laugh, etc.; gibe.
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Origin of fleer

  • Middle English flerien of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from a Scandinavian source, compare Norwegian bokmål flire (“to giggle”), Jutish Danish flire.

    From Wiktionary

  • From flee +‎ -er

    From Wiktionary