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  1. a person or thing that screams.
  2. Informal. something or someone causing screams of excitement, laughter, or the like.
  3. Printing Slang. an exclamation point.
  4. Journalism.
    1. a sensational headline.
    2. banner(def 7).Compare scarehead.
  5. Baseball Slang. an extremely hard-hit line drive.
  6. Ornithology. any of several South American birds of the family Anhimidae, having a harsh, trumpeting call.
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Origin of screamer

First recorded in 1705–15; scream + -er1
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Related Words for screamer

funny, fantastic, farcical, humorous, ludicrous, preposterous, ridiculous, absurd, hilarious, bizarre, nonsensical, comical, amusing, provocative, fascinating, enjoyable, lively, diverting, inspiring, thrilling

Examples from the Web for screamer

Contemporary Examples of screamer

Historical Examples of screamer

  • "Well, you are a screamer, and no mistake," exclaimed he at length.

    Frank Fairlegh

    Frank E. Smedley

  • A screamer with a slight hook on the end that gave the ball an added roll.

    Torchy As A Pa

    Sewell Ford

  • Father thinks now that it was a 'screamer,' though it might have been a panther.

    When Life Was Young

    C. A. Stephens

  • It must have been a screamer, for Yorke yelled when he read it.

  • The screamer began to jabber like a maniac, punctuating his ravings with shrieks.

British Dictionary definitions for screamer


  1. a person or thing that screams
  2. any goose-like aquatic bird, such as Chauna torquata (crested screamer), of the family Anhimidae of tropical and subtropical South America: order Anseriformes (ducks, geese, etc)
  3. someone or something that raises screams of laughter or astonishment
  4. US and Canadian slang a sensational headline
  5. Australian slang
    1. a person or thing that is excellent of its kind
    2. See two-pot screamer
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