catcall

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noun cat·call \-ˌkȯl\

Definition of catcall

  1. 1 :  a loud or raucous cry made especially to express disapproval (as at a sports event)

  2. 2 :  a derisive remark :  criticism

catcall

verb

Examples of catcall in a Sentence

  1. The pitcher heard angry catcalls as he walked off the field.

  2. the band's sloppy playing produced only catcalls from the crowd

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First Known Use of catcall

1693


CATCALL Defined for English Language Learners

catcall

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noun

Definition of catcall for English Language Learners

  • : a sound or noise that someone (such as an audience member) makes toward a speaker, performer, athlete, etc., that he or she does not like


CATCALL Defined for Kids

catcall

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noun cat·call \ˈkat-ˌkȯl\

Definition of catcall for Students

  1. :  a sound like the cry of a cat or a noise expressing disapproval (as at a sports event)



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