Bronx cheer


Bronx cheer
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. 2013.

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  • 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

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