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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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>

squawker

noun

Examples of squawk in a sentence

  1. The customers squawked about the high prices.

  2. Opponents of the project have been squawking.



Origin and Etymology of squawk

probably blend of squall and squeak


First Known Use: 1821


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squawk

noun

Definition of squawk

  1. 1 :  a harsh abrupt scream

  2. 2 :  a noisy complaint



Examples of squawk in a sentence

  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 for Students

squawked

squawking

  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 for Students

  1. 1 :  a harsh short cry

  2. 2 :  a noisy complaint





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