Bronx cheer


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Bronx cheer

n. Slang
A loud sound expressing disapproval; a raspberry.

[After the Bronx.]

Bronx cheer

n
chiefly US a loud noise, imitating a fart, made with the lips and tongue and expressing derision or contempt; raspberry

rasp•ber•ry

(ˈræzˌbɛr i, -bə ri, ˈrɑz-)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the fruit of any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Rubus, of the rose family, consisting of small and juicy red, black, or pale yellow drupelets.
2. any shrub bearing this fruit.
3. a dark reddish purple color.
4.
a. a loud, abrasive, vibrating or spluttering noise made with the lips and tongue to express contempt.
b. any sign or expression of displeasure or derision.
[1615–25; earlier rasp raspberry (appar. back formation from synonymous raspis, perhaps identical with raspis, late Middle English raspise, rospeys a kind of sweet wine, Medieval Latin raspecia, of uncertain orig.) + berry; (definition 4) by shortening of raspberry tart, rhyming slang for fart]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bronx cheer - a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contemptBronx cheer - a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

Bronx cheer

noun
Slang. Any of various derisive sounds of disapproval:
Slang: bird, raspberry, razz.
Translations

Bronx cheer

[ˌbrɒŋksˈtʃɪəʳ] N (US) → pedorreta f

Bronx cheer

n (US inf) to get a Bronx cheerausgelacht werden; to give somebody a Bronx cheerjdn auslachen
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The link up with Bronx Cheer is certainly very true because Rod supported them for an appearance at The Marquee club in London during April 1974 and a record of that gig is available to view on the Marquee website.
Then came a Bronx cheer from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who delivered a speech harshly attacking the United States and reiterating threats to deploy new missile systems within range of U.
JACQUES CHIRAC IS expected to step down next year as France's president, so his clownish performance at Tuesday's NATO summit in Riga, Latvia, was apparently something of a final Bronx cheer for his fellow Atlantic Alliance leaders.
World-class" indeed--and even more fun, the story could include a subtle raspberry, a quiet Bronx cheer, directed east at the self-appointed centre of the Canadian universe.