- a shrill, whistlelike sound or loud raucous shout made to express disapproval at a theater, meeting, etc.
- an instrument for producing such a sound.
- to sound catcalls.
- to express disapproval of by catcalls.
Origin of catcall
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Contemporary Examples of catcall
Some folks say Emmett whistled at Carolyn as a manner of catcall, expressing his admiration.From Emmett Till to Jordan Davis, a Foolish, Lethal Fear of Black Teens
February 9, 2014
Historical Examples of catcall
He found that antiquaries were much divided in opinion as to the origin of the catcall.
The essayist, however, is disposed to hold that the catcall is originally a piece of English music.
The conveyance of a catcall to the theatre evidences a predisposition to uproarious censure.
The soldier, addressed put a finger to the sound side of his mouth and uttered a catcall.The Burning Spear
- a shrill whistle or cry expressing disapproval, as at a public meeting, etc
- to utter such a call (at); deride with catcalls