[ skwawk ]
/ skwɔk /
verb (used without object)
to utter a loud, harsh cry, as a duck or other fowl when frightened.
Informal. to complain loudly and vehemently.
verb (used with object)
to utter or give forth with a squawk.
a loud, harsh cry or sound.
Informal. a loud, vehement complaint.
the black-crowned night heron.See under night heron.
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British Dictionary definitions for squawked
/ (skwɔːk) /
a loud raucous cry; screech
informal a loud complaint or protest
to utter a squawk or with a squawk
(intr) informal to complain loudly
Derived forms of squawksquawker, noun
Word Origin for squawk
C19: of imitative origin
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