verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of bawl
Examples from the Web for bawling
Lugging her trophy, the bawling girl wobbled down the ramp into the arms of her beaming family and boyfriend.‘The Land of the Permanent Wave’ Is Bud Shrake’s Classic Take on ‘60s Texas|Edwin Shrake|February 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“She called me bawling her eyes out,” said Laughlin in a recent interview.
As she spoke, small yelps filled the room: It was Jackson, bawling— howling—into his linen napkin.
Even the bawling didn't daunt me, and I adored you when you resembled a squab.Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man|Marie Conway Oemler
A pox o your throat, you bawling, blasphemous, incharitable dog!The Tempest|William Shakespeare
Meself does not know what it is about; but they are hallooing and bawling fit to kill themselves.With Moore at Corunna|G. A. Henty
"Death o' Kroojer," one of them was bawling one day, before the ex-President's oblivion.Highways and Byways in London|Mrs. E. T. Cook.
Rude people press upon her; loud, bawling creditors; wretches, who know no pity.The Gamester (1753)|Edward Moore
British Dictionary definitions for bawling
Word Origin for bawl
Word Origin and History for 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.