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noun
a loud, abrasive, spluttering noise made with the lips and tongue to express contempt.
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Also called raspberry.
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Origin of Bronx cheer

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; named after the Bronx, a borough of New York City
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Bronx cheer

noun
mainly US a loud noise, imitating a fart, made with the lips and tongue and expressing derision or contempt; raspberry
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