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squawk

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intransitive verb \ˈskwȯk\

Simple Definition of squawk

  • of a bird : to make a short, harsh cry

  • : to complain or protest loudly or with strong feeling

Full Definition of squawk

  1. 1 :  to utter a harsh abrupt scream

  2. 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


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squawk

noun

Definition of squawk

  1. 1 :  a harsh abrupt scream

  2. 2 :  a noisy complaint



Examples of squawk

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



1850

First Known Use of squawk

1850


SQUAWK Defined for Kids

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squawk

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verb \ˈskwȯk\

Definition of squawk

squawkedsquawk·ing

  1. 1 :  to make a harsh short cry <The bird squawked loudly.>

  2. 2 :  to complain or protest loudly or with strong feeling




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squawk

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noun

Definition of squawk

  1. 1 :  a harsh short cry

  2. 2 :  a noisy complaint





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