Definition of catcall
1 : a loud or raucous cry made especially to express disapproval (as at a sports event)
2 : a derisive remark : criticism
Examples of catcall in a Sentence
The pitcher heard angry catcalls as he walked off the field.
the band's sloppy playing produced only catcalls from the crowd
Recent Examples of catcall from the Web
Opinion by Frank Bruni These are hard days of coarse language -- of tweets and catcalls that appeal to the worst in us, not the best.
CANNES, France (AP) — This year’s Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in catcalls and applause, and some of the biggest names in cinema staking out their positions.
DeVos said, reading her prepared text in a measured tone despite continuing waves of boos, catcalls and scattered applause at Bethune-Cookman University.
Groans, catcalls and even some boos filled the hotel ballroom at times.
Sometimes sexism is obvious: a guy hurling a crude catcall from a moving car.
But Mr. Trump still draws his share of catcalls — some subtle, others not.
And that wasn’t unfounded: while some cards were modest and polite, others were basically catcalls.
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First Known Use of catcall
CATCALL Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of catcall for Students
: a sound like the cry of a cat or a noise expressing disapproval (as at a sports event)
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