jeerleader

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of jeer +‎ cheerleader.

Noun[edit]

jeerleader (plural jeerleaders)

  1. One who criticizes, disparages, or mocks.
    • 1999, D. James Kennedy, Led by the Carpenter: Finding God's Purpose for Your Life!, Thomas Nelson, (1999), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      There are, it seems, too few cheerleaders in life — and too many jeerleaders.

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