from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of heckle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Shouting in order to interrupt a speech with which the shouter disagrees.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. shouting to interrupt a speech with which you disagree
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The heckling is usually seen in third world countries.
Joe Wilson is not a decent guy who had a lapse of judgement in heckling the President of the United States.
I have been the "other": a foreigner in various countries, and a girl in a country where the heckling is called "eve-teasing" and dismissed with a smile.
More heckling from the unwashed twits in the village.
It is GREAT to see this back and forth in Washington again ... if only the GOP would join in more instead of heckling from the sidelines.
Sean Young has entered rehabilitation for alcohol abuse following a weekend outburst in which she was heckling from the audience at the Directors Guild of America awards.
Among the people I shoot skeet and sporting clays with, good natured heckling is an accepted, even encouraged, practice.
Some men, heckling from the sidelines, insist that excluding men is a form of sexism.
After listening to the exchange between Rumsfeld and McGovern I would not call it heckling but for some reason it seems the press is uncomfortable with individual citizens doing the job they seem to squeemish to take on.
When you determine it is time to begin heckling, do not raise your hand in hopes of being called upon.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.