Etymology
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fleer (v.)

"grin mockingly," c. 1400, perhaps from Scandinavian (compare dialectal Norwegian flira "giggle, laugh at nothing," dialectal Danish flire "to grin, sneer, titter"). Transitive sense from 1620s. Related: Fleered; fleering; fleeringly. As a noun from c. 1600.

fleer (n.)

"one who flees," late 14c., agent noun from flee (v.).

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Definitions of fleer
1
fleer (n.)
someone who flees from an uncongenial situation;
Synonyms: fugitive / runaway
fleer (n.)
contempt expressed by mockery in looks or words;
2
fleer (v.)
to smirk contemptuously;
From wordnet.princeton.edu