Bronx cheer


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: ↑snort (for: ↑snort), ↑razz (for: ↑razzing), ↑hiss (for: ↑hiss), ↑hoot (for: ↑hoot), ↑boo (for: ↑boo)
Hypernyms: ↑cry, ↑outcry, ↑call, ↑yell, ↑shout, ↑vociferation

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized B

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a loud, abrasive, spluttering noise made with the lips and tongue to express contempt. Also called raspberry. Cf. bird (def. 12).
[1925-30, Amer.]

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Bronx cheer /brongks chēr/ (US)
noun
A vulgar sound of disapproval, a raspberry
ORIGIN: From the Bronx borough of New York City

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Bronx cheer «brongks»,
U.S. Slang. a sound of derision, made by an explosive expulsion of breath through nearly closed lips; raspberry.

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n. a sound of derision or contempt made by blowing through closed lips with the tongue between them; a raspberry
Origin:
1920s: named after the Bronx in New York

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/ˈbrɑːŋks-/ noun, pl ⋯ cheers [count]
US informal : a rude sound made to show that you dislike something :raspberry

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Bronx cheer [ˌbrɒŋks ˈtʃɪə(r)] [ˌbrɑːŋks ˈtʃɪr] noun (NAmE, informal)
= raspberry (2)
 
Word Origin:
[Bronx cheer] 1920s: named after the Bronx, a borough in the north-east of New York City.

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

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  • 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

  • Bronx cheer — noun Etymology: Bronx, borough of New York City Date: 1924 raspberry 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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