verb (used with object), heck·led, heck·ling.
Words nearby heckle
Origin of heckle
OTHER WORDS FROM heckleheck·ler, noun
Examples from the Web for heckle
Known on stage for his confrontational style, Gelman heckles the audience as much as they heckle him.Brett Gelman Has Dinner with Your Favorite TV Sidekicks|Rich Goldstein|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We go to the ball park, we heckle a pitcher who throws one bad pitch.Eliot Spitzer Mobbed by Press, Heckled at First Campaign Stop|David Freedlander|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Banners were waved and speakers were both cheered and jeered—opponents commonly turned up to heckle.The Lessons of the British Women’s Fight for the Vote|Frances Osborne|June 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A group of anti-monarchy protestors gathered in Montreal to heckle the young royals, holding up signs reading “Royal Parasites.”
Please torment, harass, vex, heckle, and badger those two blockheads until they honor their commitments to my defense fund.
After all, you're not a professional explainer of the universe that I should heckle you thus.'The Grandchildren of the Ghetto|Israel Zangwill
Whenever one half of the length of the strake of flax is heckled, it is turned round to heckle the other half.
Upon an oblong plank a b, two circular or square blocks of wood c and d are fixed, in which the heckle teeth stand upright.
A knot of the younger element tried to heckle Percy, but he strode loftily by them, puffing his inevitable cigarette.Jim Spurling, Fisherman|Albert Walter Tolman
I was going to heckle him, when he explained—and with what so far unknown deference, in him, to one's bewilderment!The Romantic Lady|Michael Arlen