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squawk

verb \ ˈskwȯk \
Updated on: 25 Nov 2017

Definition of squawk

intransitive verb
1 : to utter a harsh abrupt scream
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.

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Origin and Etymology of squawk

probably blend of squall and squeak


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squawk

noun

Definition of squawk

1 : a harsh abrupt scream
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

Recent Examples of squawk from the Web

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First Known Use of squawk

1850


SQUAWK Defined for English Language Learners

squawk

verb

Definition of squawk for English Language Learners

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

  • : to complain or protest loudly or with strong feeling


SQUAWK Defined for Kids

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squawk

verb \ ˈskwȯk \

Definition of squawk for Students

squawked; squawking
1 : to make a harsh short cry
  • The bird squawked loudly.
2 : to complain or protest loudly or with strong feeling

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squawk

noun

Definition of squawk for Students

1 : a harsh short cry
2 : a noisy complaint


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