- a person or thing that screams.
- Informal. something or someone causing screams of excitement, laughter, or the like.
- Printing Slang. an exclamation point.
- Baseball Slang. an extremely hard-hit line drive.
- Ornithology. any of several South American birds of the family Anhimidae, having a harsh, trumpeting call.
Compare horned screamer.
Origin of screamer
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Examples from the Web for screamer
"Well, you are a screamer, and no mistake," exclaimed he at length.Frank Fairlegh
Frank E. Smedley
A screamer with a slight hook on the end that gave the ball an added roll.Torchy As A Pa
Father thinks now that it was a 'screamer,' though it might have been a panther.When Life Was Young
C. A. Stephens
It must have been a screamer, for Yorke yelled when he read it.The Cock-House at Fellsgarth
Talbot Baines Reed
The screamer began to jabber like a maniac, punctuating his ravings with shrieks.A Rock in the Baltic
- a person or thing that screams
- any goose-like aquatic bird, such as Chauna torquata (crested screamer), of the family Anhimidae of tropical and subtropical South America: order Anseriformes (ducks, geese, etc)
- someone or something that raises screams of laughter or astonishment
- US and Canadian slang a sensational headline
- Australian slang
- a person or thing that is excellent of its kind
- See two-pot screamer
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