squawker


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squawk

 (skwôk)
v. squawked, squawk·ing, squawks
v.intr.
1. To utter a harsh scream; screech.
2. Informal To complain or protest noisily or peevishly.
v.tr.
To utter with or as if with a squawk.
n.
1. A loud screech.
2. A noisy complaint.

[Imitative.]

squawk′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squawker - a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whiningsquawker - a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
kvetch - (Yiddish) a constant complainer
2.squawker - the loudspeaker on an intercom or public address systemsquawker - the loudspeaker on an intercom or public address system
intercom, intercommunication system - a communication system linking different rooms within a building or ship etc
loudspeaker, loudspeaker system, speaker system, speaker unit, speaker - electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
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