wolf whistle
noun Date: 1946 a distinctive 2-toned whistle sounded by a boy or man to express sexual admiration for a girl or woman in his vicinity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wolf-whistle — wolf whistles, wolf whistling, wolf whistled also wolf whistle VERB If someone wolf whistles, they make a whistling sound with a short rising note and a longer falling note. Some men wolf whistle at a woman to show that they think she is… …   English dictionary

  • wolf-whistle — (someone) British & Australian a wolf whistle a whistle (= high sound that is made by blowing air through the lips) that some men do when they see a woman who is sexually attractive. I was wolf whistled by a group of builders as I crossed the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • wolf whistle — ► NOUN ▪ a whistle with a rising and falling pitch, used to express sexual attraction or admiration. ► VERB (wolf whistle) ▪ whistle in such a way at …   English terms dictionary

  • wolf whistle — wolf ,whistle noun count a WHISTLE (=noise made by blowing air out between your lips) that you make in order to show that you think someone is attractive ╾ wolf ,whistle verb intransitive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wolf whistle — wolf .whistle n a way of whistling that men sometimes use to show that they think a woman is attractive >wolf whistle v [I] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wolf whistle — ☆ wolf whistle n. a characteristic whistle of two notes, the second sliding from a high to a low note, made by a man to express his admiration of a sexually attractive woman …   English World dictionary

  • wolf whistle — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms wolf whistle : singular wolf whistle plural wolf whistles a whistle (= noise made by blowing air out between your lips) that you make in order to show that you think someone is attractive Derived word: wolf… …   English dictionary

  • wolf whistle — noun : a wolf call consisting of a 2 toned whistle * * * noun, pl ⋯ whistles [count] : a loud whistle made by men to indicate that a woman is attractive ◇ Some people consider wolf whistles to be offensive. * * * ˈwolf whistle [wolf whistle wolf… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wolf whistle — noun a whistle with a rising and falling pitch, used to express sexual attraction or admiration. verb (wolf whistle) whistle in such a way at …   English new terms dictionary

  • wolf whistle — see wolf whistle …   English dictionary

  • wolf whistle — noun (C) a way of whistling that men sometimes use to show that they think a woman is attractive wolf whistle verb (I) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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