- the harsh, grating cry of the crow, raven, etc.
- to utter this cry or a similar sound.
Origin of caw
Related Words for cawgroan, wail, roar, outcry, whine, shout, whistle, cheer, chatter, clamor, grunt, shriek, scream, howl, screech, cackle, hoot, yap, squawk, boast
Examples from the Web for caw
Contemporary Examples of caw
“Black Skinhead” contains a galloping beat layered with heavy breathing, tribal drums, CAW!Praise ‘Yeezus’: Kanye West’s New Album Is an Eclectic Tour de Force
June 15, 2013
Historical Examples of caw
Hast thou heard the saying of Angar, Son of Caw the celebrated warrior?Y Gododin
Yes, Gab flapped in at the shop this afternoon to caw over it.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
“Caw, caw,” said a big raven that hopped on the stone in front of her.
Like this: I my go up—I cawn't come dahn; no more can Muvver.The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays)
We had reached the Caw River, where there were Indians to ferry us across.Ten American Girls From History
Kate Dickinson Sweetser
- the cry of a crow, rook, or raven
- (intr) to make this cry
Word Origin for caw
- Canadian Auto Workers (trade union)
"make a sound like a crow, raven, etc.," 1580s, imitative. Related: Cawed; cawing.
1660s, from caw (v.).