catcall

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cat·call

 (kăt′kôl′)
n.
A harsh or shrill call or whistle expressing derision or disapproval.
v. cat·called, cat·call·ing, cat·calls
v.tr.
To express derision or disapproval of with catcalls.
v.intr.
To make catcalls.

catcall

(ˈkætˌkɔːl)
n
a shrill whistle or cry expressing disapproval, as at a public meeting, etc
vb
to utter such a call (at); deride with catcalls
ˈcatˌcaller n

cat•call

(ˈkætˌkɔl)

n.
1. a shrill sound or raucous shout expressing disapproval at a theater, meeting, etc.
v.i.
2. to sound catcalls.
v.t.
3. to express disapproval of by catcalls.
[1650–60]
cat′call`er, n.

catcall


Past participle: catcalled
Gerund: catcalling

Imperative
catcall
catcall
Present
I catcall
you catcall
he/she/it catcalls
we catcall
you catcall
they catcall
Preterite
I catcalled
you catcalled
he/she/it catcalled
we catcalled
you catcalled
they catcalled
Present Continuous
I am catcalling
you are catcalling
he/she/it is catcalling
we are catcalling
you are catcalling
they are catcalling
Present Perfect
I have catcalled
you have catcalled
he/she/it has catcalled
we have catcalled
you have catcalled
they have catcalled
Past Continuous
I was catcalling
you were catcalling
he/she/it was catcalling
we were catcalling
you were catcalling
they were catcalling
Past Perfect
I had catcalled
you had catcalled
he/she/it had catcalled
we had catcalled
you had catcalled
they had catcalled
Future
I will catcall
you will catcall
he/she/it will catcall
we will catcall
you will catcall
they will catcall
Future Perfect
I will have catcalled
you will have catcalled
he/she/it will have catcalled
we will have catcalled
you will have catcalled
they will have catcalled
Future Continuous
I will be catcalling
you will be catcalling
he/she/it will be catcalling
we will be catcalling
you will be catcalling
they will be catcalling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been catcalling
you have been catcalling
he/she/it has been catcalling
we have been catcalling
you have been catcalling
they have been catcalling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been catcalling
you will have been catcalling
he/she/it will have been catcalling
we will have been catcalling
you will have been catcalling
they will have been catcalling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been catcalling
you had been catcalling
he/she/it had been catcalling
we had been catcalling
you had been catcalling
they had been catcalling
Conditional
I would catcall
you would catcall
he/she/it would catcall
we would catcall
you would catcall
they would catcall
Past Conditional
I would have catcalled
you would have catcalled
he/she/it would have catcalled
we would have catcalled
you would have catcalled
they would have catcalled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catcall - a cry expressing disapproval
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"
Verb1.catcall - utter catcalls at
deride - treat or speak of with contempt; "He derided his student's attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics"

catcall

noun
Any of various derisive sounds of disapproval:
Translations
صَفيرُ اسْتِهْجان
pískání
hujenpiben
baul
piskot
ıslıkyuhalama

catcall

[ˈkætkɔːl] (Theat etc)
A. N catcallssilbido msing
B. VIsilbar

catcall

[ˈkætkɔːl] n (= jeer) → sifflet m

catcall

[ˈkætˌkɔːl]
1. n (at meeting) → fischio
2. vifischiare

cat

(kӕt) noun
1. a small, four-legged, fur-covered animal often kept as a pet. a Siamese cat.
2. a large wild animal of the same family (eg tiger, lion etc). the big cats.
ˈcatty adjective
spiteful, malicious. She's catty even about her best friend; catty remarks.
ˈcatcall noun
a shrill whistle showing disagreement or disapproval. the catcalls of the audience.
ˈcatfish noun
any of a family of scaleless fish with long feelers round the mouth.
ˈcatgut noun
a kind of cord made from the intestines of sheep etc, used for violin strings etc.
ˌcat's-ˈeye noun
a small, thick piece of glass fixed in the surface of a road to reflect light and guide drivers at night.
ˈcatsuit noun
a woman's close-fitting one-piece trouser suit.
ˈcattail noun
a tall plant that grows in wet places, with flowers shaped like a cat's tail.
let the cat out of the bag
to let a secret become known unintentionally.
References in classic literature ?
Laughter, shrieks, howls, catcalls, hand-clapping followed this parade.
There was a general burst of laughter, plentifully accented with whistlings and catcalls, but the energetic use of the gavel presently restored something like order.
The two drinks made him very merry--almost idiotically so, and he began to take a most lively and prominent part in the proceedings, particularly in the music and catcalls and side remarks.
There were crows and catcalls showered upon him when he retreated without the horse.
Until then, Wenger deserves to go out a hero for what he has given Arsenal over two decades - not with catcalls and abuse raining down upon him for overstaying his welcome, which is what will happen.
But the thing about catcalls is that it's virtually impossible to remove them from that subtext of power, especially because these words are almost always thrown, repeated, and asserted despite clear signs of them being unwelcome.
Our strategy is simply to be visible in public spaces," said Meher Bano of Girls at Dhabas, a feminist group which organised the races after a woman from Lahore was pushed off her bicycle by a group of men last year for not responding to catcalls.
A LIVERPOOL woman is fighting back against leering catcalls with a TV campaign to tackle street harassment.
But I'm sure guys down the field must struggle with some of the heckling and catcalls.
Summary: A female TV reporter gets shock of her life as president-elect catcalls her during a press conference
The crowd bursts into catcalls and cheers as three luchadores swagger onto the ring in glamorous see-through robes.
But a couple of months ago, a group working to prevent street harassment filmed a young woman experiencing a constant stream of catcalls, whistles, and jeers as she walked around New York City.