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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