“She called me bawling her eyes out,” said Laughlin in a recent interview.
Lugging her trophy, the bawling girl wobbled down the ramp into the arms of her beaming family and boyfriend.
As she spoke, small yelps filled the room: It was Jackson, bawling— howling—into his linen napkin.
The grunt is very different from the bleating of a lamb or the bawling of a domestic calf.
He cocked up his ear and listened to the bawling of the liner's great whistle.
The cow-yard held ten or fifteen cattle of various kinds, while a few calves88 were bawling from a pen near by.
The bell rings: they leave off bawling, "Anybody else for the shore?"
Say I murmur fool talk about putting it onto the green and bawling on the bunkers.
The bawling of my milk-cows, across the cold night air, began to annoy me.
Ay, sir, and will give you a lick of my cudgel, if ye stay long and trouble the whole street with your bawling.
mid-15c., "to howl like a dog," from Old Norse baula "to low like a cow," and/or Medieval Latin baulare "to bark like a dog," both echoic. Meaning "to shout loudly" attested from 1590s. To bawl (someone) out "reprimand loudly" is 1908, American English. Related: Bawled; bawling.