Pronounced: FA-byoo-list, noun
Note: For some reason, I keep associating this word with ‘magician’ (but that’s not correct).
The word fleer means “a word of look of derision or mockery”
The word is Scandinavian in origin; it is kin to the Norwegian word flire (to giggle). It showed up in Middle English as the verb fleryen (to laugh, grin, or grimace in a coarse manner).
The noun first appeared in Shakespeare’s Othello (early 1600s)