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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CATCALL

He found that antiquaries were much divided in opinion as to the origin of the catcall.

The essayist, however, is disposed to hold that the catcall is originally a piece of English music.

The conveyance of a catcall to the theatre evidences a predisposition to uproarious censure.

The soldier, addressed put a finger to the sound side of his mouth and uttered a catcall.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, a type of noisemaker used to express dissatisfaction in play-houses, from cat (n.) + call (n.); presumably because it sounded like an angry cat. As a verb, attested from 1734.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CATCALL

Bronx cheer

nounrude disapproving noise
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