Bronx cheer
noun Etymology: Bronx, borough of New York City Date: 1924 raspberry 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bronx cheer — [ˌbrɔŋks ˈtʃıə US ˌbra:ŋks ˈtʃır] n AmE a sound that you make by sticking out your tongue and blowing, often considered rude British Equivalent: raspberry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bronx cheer — [ ,braŋks tʃır ] noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL a sound made to show that you do not like or approve of something, made by blowing hard with your tongue between your lips. British raspberry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Bronx cheer — Bronx′ cheer′ n. raspberry 4) • Etymology: 1925–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Bronx cheer — ☆ Bronx cheer n. Slang RASPBERRY (sense 3) …   English World dictionary

  • Bronx cheer — noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt • Syn: ↑boo, ↑hoot, ↑hiss, ↑raspberry, ↑razzing, ↑razz, ↑snort, ↑bird • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bronx cheer — n. (AE) to give, let out a Bronx cheer * * * let out a Bronx cheer (AE) to give …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Bronx cheer — [“brarjks “tJir] n. a rude noise made with the lips; a raspberry. □ The little air compressor in the corner of the parking lot made a noise like a Bronx cheer. □ He got only a Bronx cheer for his efforts …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Bronx cheer —  Boo. The Bronx is a borough in New York City, whose residents have become famous for voicing their disapproval.  ► “NationsBank’s merger with Boatmen’s Bancshares . . . got a Bronx cheer. Why? By swapping two thirds of a share of NationsBank for …   American business jargon

  • Bronx cheer — {n. phr.}, {slang} A loud sound made with tongue and lips to show opposition or scorn. * /When he began to show anti union feelings, he was greeted with Bronx cheers all around./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Bronx cheer — {n. phr.}, {slang} A loud sound made with tongue and lips to show opposition or scorn. * /When he began to show anti union feelings, he was greeted with Bronx cheers all around./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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