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Definition of "catcall" []

  • A harsh or shrill call or whistle expressing derision or disapproval. (noun)
  • To express derision or disapproval of with catcalls. (verb-transitive)
  • To make catcalls. (verb-intransitive)

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 "catcall" in a sentence
  • "We heard a noise, a catcall from the top of the hill."
  • "Wilson, 62, shot from congressional obscurity to national notoriety with his two-word catcall while Obama spoke to lawmakers about his plans to overall the U.S. health care system."
  • "And those who weren't unihibited enough to whistle or catcall (we are so sophisticated, aren't we?) were doing it mentally!"