catcall

[ kat-kawl ]
/ ˈkætˌkɔl /

noun

a shrill, whistlelike sound or loud raucous shout made to express disapproval at a theater, meeting, etc.
an instrument for producing such a sound.

verb (used without object)

to sound catcalls.

verb (used with object)

to express disapproval of by catcalls.

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Origin of catcall

First recorded in 1650–60; cat + call

OTHER WORDS FROM catcall

cat·call·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for catcall

catcall
/ (ˈkætˌkɔːl) /

noun

a shrill whistle or cry expressing disapproval, as at a public meeting, etc

verb

to utter such a call (at); deride with catcalls

Derived forms of catcall

catcaller, noun
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