- a wolf call made by whistling, often characterized by two sliding sounds, a peal up to a higher note and then one up to a lower note and down.
- a similar whistle used by a man to express physical attraction to a woman.
Origin of wolf whistle
First recorded in 1945–50
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Lester made a wolf-whistle and Suzanne punched him in the shoulder and took the phone away.Makers
- a whistle made by a man to express admiration of a woman's appearance
- (when intr, sometimes foll by at) to make such a whistle (at someone)