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wolf whistle

n.
A typically two-note whistle made as an often unsolicited expression of sexual attention.

wolf whistle v.
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wolf whistle

n
(Music, other) a whistle made by a man to express admiration of a woman's appearance
vb
(Music, other) (when: intr, sometimes foll by at) to make such a whistle (at someone)
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wolf′ whis`tle


n.
a whistle consisting of two gliding tones, uttered by a male to express appreciation of a female's appearance.
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Translations

wolf whistle

(inf)
nbewundernder Pfiff; they gave her a wolf whistlesie pfiffen ihr nach
vinachpfeifen
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wolf whistle

n he gave her a wolf whistlele ha fischiato dietro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Pat Bidmead, Nuneaton Wolf whistles Oh how I miss the "Wolf whistles" The banter and the fun With men high up on rooftops Watching the girls go by.
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The players can expect a crescendo of wolf whistles when they run out against Leeds in an English League One fixture to be beamed live by Sky on March 2.
More recently, Aleksandra Mir hid a sound system in a Copenhagen square that played prerecorded male wolf whistles (Pick Up [Oh Baby!], 1997).
As the team strutted their stuff to the sound of wolf whistles, one lady in the audience said: 'The players are absolutely stunning, they scrub up well.
Welsh builders were once scorned for their wolf whistles and ill-fitting trousers.
She looks like she's pulled on the first thing to come to hand - and there'll certainly be no traffic halting or wolf whistles in this get up
WOMEN used to only inspire wolf whistles from men on building sites.
And needless to say she flashed her bits to a chorus of howls and wolf whistles.
In the opening minutes of The Full Monty, a Chippendales-type dancer strips to a very skimpy brief to the catcalls and wolf whistles of screaming female fans.