Catcall (noun)

A loud and often derogatory shout or whistle directed at a person, usually a woman, in a public place.

Origin:

The word "catcall" originated in the 16th century as a combination of the words "cat" and "call", possibly as a reference to the high-pitched cries made by cats. over time, the term came to refer specifically to loud and often derogatory shouts or whistles directed at a person, usually a woman, in a public place.

Examples:

  1. She was walking down the street and was subjected to a constant barrage of catcalls from the construction workers.
  2. The politicians made a catcall during the assembly meeting.
  3. I heard a catcall from the crowd as I walked by.
  4. The catcall made her feel uncomfortable and unsafe.
  5. The protesters were met with catcalls from the opposing side.
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