cattle call


Definition of cattle call

: a mass audition (as of actors)

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Recent Examples on the Web The Combine: The league’s annual cattle call in Indianapolis runs from Feb. 23-March 2. Jim Mcbride,, "What the Patriots need to address as they retool for next season," 3 Feb. 2020 Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, and Amy Klobuchar – are campaigning at public events, in addition to their stop at the party cattle call. Katie Ross Dominick, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: 2020 Democrats hope powerful Nevada Union can help serve them a win," 23 Aug. 2019 Candidates debuted new attack lines during major party cattle calls and campaign events across Iowa over the weekend and have continued to hone them throughout the week. CBS News, "The five big things you need to understand about the Democratic primary right now," 8 Nov. 2019 Now, voters will be able to hear from his wife at a crucial time – her debut will take place during the one of the Iowa Democratic Party's biggest cattle calls of the election cycle. Katie Ross Dominick, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Democrats make their way to Iowa this week," 28 Oct. 2019 But, hey, there’s another candidate cattle call next week. NBC News, "They're telling us there's a chance: Why the debate nonqualifiers won't quit (yet)," 12 Sep. 2019 Pretty much every Democratic presidential hopeful will be in Iowa this weekend for some cattle calls and campaigning, per the Des Moines Register., "UAW, GM resume talks amid nationwide auto worker strike: The Flyover," 17 Sep. 2019 Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls are descending on the fair for a packed schedule of cattle calls, bus tours and America’s best selection of fried food on sticks. Lisa Lerer, New York Times, "Can Anyone Catch Joe Biden?," 9 Aug. 2019 Nineteen presidential candidates traveled to the New Hampshire Democratic Party convention for the state's first cattle call before the 2020 primaries. Nicole Sganga, CBS News, "2020 Democratic candidates speak at New Hampshire cattle call," 7 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of cattle call

1952, in the meaning defined above

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17 Feb 2020

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“Cattle call.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cattle call

US, informal : an audition for actors in a movie, television show, etc.

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