bawler, n.
/bawl/, v.i.
1. to cry or wail lustily.
2. to utter or proclaim by outcry; shout out: to bawl one's dissatisfaction; bawling his senseless ditties to the audience.
3. to offer for sale by shouting, as a hawker: a peddler bawling his wares.
4. bawl out, Informal. to scold vociferously; reprimand or scold vigorously: Your father will bawl you out when he sees this mess.
5. a loud shout; outcry.
6. a period or spell of loud crying or weeping.
7. Chiefly Midland and Western U.S. the noise made by a calf.
[1400-50; late ME < ML baulare to bark < Gmc; cf. ON baula to low, baula cow, perh. a conflation of belja (see BELL2) with an old root *bhu-]
Syn. 1. howl, yowl, squall, roar, bellow.

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Universalium. 2010.


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