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wolf whistle

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

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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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

wolf whistle

n he gave her a wolf whistlele ha fischiato dietro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Predatory remarks and wolf-whistles are fairly commonplace in France.
The answer was Japan, but their keep-ball was not well-received by the crowd, prompting a strange reaction in the stadium with a cascade of booing and wolf-whistles coming from the stands.
Recently I have seen reports that young women have complained about wolf-whistles and cheeky banter made to them as they pass men working on building sites.
Miss Smart claimed she suffered daily wolf-whistles as she walked past the building site on her way to work as a marketing co-ordinator at a digital media firm in Worcester city centre.
Duflot had been barraged with wolf-whistles and yells of "Phwoarr" when she stood up in a summery dress and high heels.
But all I attracted was some wolf-whistles because the outfit is perfect for a night out in 2011 as well as for pretending to be Lady Mary.
You can get 10-1 that Lopez blows a kiss at Mummy Murray today, and 20-1 that she wolf-whistles him.
Nadia, 22, admits her 43-year-old mum is more likely to get wolf-whistles than she is - but she says she's happy with her own quirky style.
WOLF-WHISTLES and raucous cheers would be considered highly inappropriate at a traditional funeral.
They've had to put up with wolf-whistles, taunts and insults from their opponents during their matches in Coventry's Sunday League.
She gets up to three wolf-whistles a month and loves it.
CATHY DAVEY King Tut's, Glasgow, August 13 ##### The stunning Irish songstress is a self-confessed introvert and slinked shyly on to the stage amid a torrent of wolf-whistles before launching straight into her opening song.