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1squawk

intransitive verb \ˈskwk\

of a bird : to make a short, harsh cry

: to complain or protest loudly or with strong feeling

Full Definition of SQUAWK

1
:  to utter a harsh abrupt scream
2
:  to complain or protest loudly or vehemently <opponents of the bill squawked>
squawk·er noun

Examples of SQUAWK

  1. The customers squawked about the high prices.
  2. Opponents of the project have been squawking.

Origin of SQUAWK

probably blend of squall and squeak
First Known Use: 1821

Rhymes with SQUAWK

2squawk

noun

Definition of SQUAWK

1
:  a harsh abrupt scream
2
:  a noisy complaint

Examples of SQUAWK

  1. <if we don't receive any squawks, we can assume the change was acceptable>

First Known Use of SQUAWK

1850
SQUAWK Defined for Kids

1squawk

verb \ˈskwk\
squawkedsquawk·ing

Definition of SQUAWK for Kids

1
:  to make a harsh short cry <The bird squawked loudly.>
2
:  to complain or protest loudly or with strong feeling

2squawk

noun

Definition of SQUAWK for Kids

1
:  a harsh short cry
2
:  a noisy complaint

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