hue and cry
Simple Definition of hue and cry
: an angry protest about something
Full Definition of hue and cry
1 a : a loud outcry formerly used in the pursuit of one who is suspected of a crime b : the pursuit of a suspect or a written proclamation for the capture of a suspect
2 : a clamor of alarm or protest
3 : hubbub
Examples of hue and cry
There was a hue and cry in opposition to the film.
<the hue and cry in the classroom when someone let loose a snake>
Origin of hue and cry
First Known Use: 15th century
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