fleer

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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Verb[edit]

fleer (third-person singular simple present fleers, present participle fleering, simple past and past participle fleered)

  1. To make a wry face in contempt, or to grin in scorn; to deride; to sneer; to mock; to gibe.
  2. To grin with an air of civility; to leer.
    • Latimer
      Grinning and fleering as though they went to a bear baiting.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From flee +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fleer (plural fleers)

  1. one who flees
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ld. Berners to this entry?)

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