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Definition of "screamer" [scream•er]

  • One that screams, especially one that sings harshly or stridently. (noun)
  • Slang A sensational headline. (noun)
  • Slang One that evokes screams or laughter: The comedian's act is a real screamer. (noun)
  • Slang An exclamation point. (noun)
  • Baseball A hard-hit line drive. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "screamer" in a sentence
  • "There was only one problem: Rick was known as a screamer."
  • "Nancy Reagan was known as a screamer and Rosalyn Carter would recite the Lords Prayer at the top of her lungs."
  • "I 'ad' im down to the smith 'tother day, sir, an 'says' e to me, says 'e,' That's a screamer, that is. '"