Squawk Definition

skwôk
squawked, squawking, squawks
verb
squawked, squawking, squawks
To utter a loud, harsh cry, as a parrot or chicken does.
Webster's New World
To utter in a squawk.
Webster's New World
To complain or protest, esp. in a loud or raucous voice.
Webster's New World

To report an infraction; to rat on or tattle; to disclose a secret.

Wiktionary
(aviation) To set or transmit a four-digit transponder code. (Normally followed by the specific code in question.)
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noun
squawks
A loud, harsh cry.
Webster's New World
A loud, raucous complaint or protest.
Webster's New World
The black-crowned night heron.
Webster's New World

A shrill noise, especially made by a voice or bird; a yell, scream, or call.

Wiktionary
(aviation) A four-digit transponder code used by aircraft for identification or transmission of emergency signals.
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Other Word Forms of Squawk

Noun

Singular:
squawk
Plural:
squawks

Origin of Squawk

  • Imitative

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

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