Simple Definition of caterwaul
: to make a very loud and unpleasant sound
: to protest or complain noisily
Full Definition of caterwaul
1 : to make a harsh cry
2 : to protest or complain noisily
Examples of caterwaul
Some animal was caterwauling in my backyard last night.
He continues to caterwaul about having to take the blame.
Origin of caterwaul
Middle English caterwawen
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with caterwaul
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