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catcall Explained

catcall at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a loud whistle or shout expressing disapproval of a speech or performance// --jeers and catcalls from the audience// -- catcall v [I] //

catcall at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "catcall":
Bronx, Bronx cheer, Klaxon, bird, boiler factory, boiler room, boo,
booing, bull-roarer, cherry bomb, clack, clacker, clapper, cracker,
cricket, firecracker, give the bird, give the raspberry, hiss,
hissing, hoot, horn, noisemaker, raspberry, rattle, rattlebox,
razz, siren, snapper, steam whistle, the bird, ticktack, whistle,
whistle at, whizgig, whizzer

catcall at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[usually pl.] a noise or shout expressing anger at or disapproval of sb who is speaking or performing in public

Catcall at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Catcall \Cat"call`\, n.
A sound like the cry of a cat, such as is made in playhouses
to express dissatisfaction with a play; also, a small shrill
instrument for making such a noise.

Upon the rising of the curtain. I was very much
surprised with the great consort of catcalls which was
exhibited. --Addison.

catcall at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a cry expressing disapproval
v : utter catcalls at

catcall at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-nou » n
  • A shout or whistle expressing dislike, especially from a crowd or audience; a jeer, a boo.


    Inter: trans-top » shout or whistle
    • Bulgarian: освиркване, дюдюкане

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|rechifla|f Inter: gloss » whistle, Inter: t+ » es|abucheo|m Inter: gloss » shout

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To make such an exclamation.
    1. Inter: quote-news » year=2007|date=April 1|author=Ada Calhoun|title=Up Front|work=New York Times|url=

    |passage=When Susan Seligson thinks about breasts — and, since she’s a DDD-endowed (touché) middle-aged woman who’s been groped and catcalled her whole life, that’s often, too — she thinks about ... her own DDDs.


    Inter: trans-top » to make such an exclamation
    • Bulgarian: свиркам, освирквам

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|rechiflar Inter: gloss » whistle, Inter: t+ » es|abuchear Inter: gloss » shout

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » catcall
    Translation: ko » catcall
    Translation: lt » catcall
    Translation: hu » catcall
    Translation: my » catcall
    Translation: pl » catcall
    Translation: fi » catcall
    Translation: te » catcall
    Translation: vi » catcall
    Translation: zh » catcall