from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A harsh or shrill call or whistle expressing derision or disapproval.
- transitive v. To express derision or disapproval of with catcalls.
- intransitive v. To make catcalls.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A shout or whistle expressing dislike, especially from a crowd or audience; a jeer, a boo.
- v. To make such an exclamation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sound like the cry of a cat, such as is made in playhouses to express dissatisfaction with a play; also, a small shrill instrument for making such a noise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A squeaking instrument used in playhouses to express disapprobation or weariness of the performance, or a sound made in imitation of the tone of this instrument.
- To express disapprobation of by sounds produced by or like those of the catcall.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cry expressing disapproval
- v. utter catcalls at
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