Squawk meaning

skwôk
To utter a harsh scream; screech.
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Squawk is defined as to produce a loud and unpleasant cry.

An example of squawk is a parrot crying out loudly to get your attention.

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(informal) To complain or protest noisily or peevishly.
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To utter with or as if with a squawk.
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The definition of a squawk is a loud and unpleasant cry.

An example of a squawk is the noise a crow makes when calling other crows.

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To utter a loud, harsh cry, as a parrot or chicken does.
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The black-crowned night heron.
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To report an infraction; to rat on or tattle; to disclose a secret.
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To utter in a squawk.
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(informal) To complain or protest, esp. in a loud or raucous voice.
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(aviation) A four-digit transponder code used by aircraft for identification or transmission of emergency signals.
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(aviation) An issue or complaint related to aircraft maintenance.
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The American night heron.
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To make a squawking noise; to yell, scream, or call out shrilly.
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To speak out; to protest.
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(aviation) To set or transmit a four-digit transponder code. (Normally followed by the specific code in question.)
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A loud screech.
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A noisy complaint.
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A loud, harsh cry.
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(informal) A loud, raucous complaint or protest.
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A shrill noise, especially made by a voice or bird; a yell, scream, or call.
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Origin of squawk

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition