heckle

To heckle is to challenge or harass someone. At a sporting event, fans sometimes heckle the opposing team, but it’s not very respectable behavior.

One of the many challenges of being a stand-up comedian is dealing with people harassing you from the audience. Those people are heckling. While heckling in a comedy club is not all that unusual, it’s still rude. If you choose to heckle someone, whether they are a comic or anyone else, be prepared to be heckled back — or worse.

Primary Meanings of heckle

1.
v
challenge aggressively
2.
vn
comb with a heckle
a comb for separating flax fibers
Full Definitions of heckle
1

v challenge aggressively

Type of:
break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt
make a break in
2

v comb with a heckle

heckle hemp or flax”
Synonyms:
hackle, hatchel
Type of:
comb
straighten with a comb

n a comb for separating flax fibers

Synonyms:
hatchel
Type of:
comb
any of several tools for straightening fibers

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