Boooo! Hisss! Come on ref! Are you blind?! Those are just a few family-friendly catcalls, or rowdy cries of disapproval.

Next time you're stuck watching a terrible movie, don't throw rotten tomatoes at the screen. Try a catcall instead. The impassioned taunts and disapproving shouts are already a staple at sporting events across the globe. They're also a favorite among construction workers, who like to whistle at and catcall the ladies walking by. Which, by the way, is totally inappropriate.

Definitions of catcall
  1. noun
    a cry expressing disapproval
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    type of:
    call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell
    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
  2. noun
    a loud whistle or suggestive comment made to someone passing by
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    type of:
    utterance, vocalization
    the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
  3. verb
    utter catcalls at
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    type of:
    treat or speak of with contempt
  4. verb
    whistle or make a suggestive comment to someone passing by
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    type of:
    emit, let loose, let out, utter
    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
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