bawling out

bawl

[bawl]
verb (used without object)
1.
to cry or wail lustily.
verb (used with object)
2.
to utter or proclaim by outcry; shout out: to bawl one's dissatisfaction; bawling his senseless ditties to the audience.
3.
to offer for sale by shouting, as a hawker: a peddler bawling his wares.
noun
4.
a loud shout; outcry.
5.
a period or spell of loud crying or weeping.
6.
Chiefly Midland and Western U.S. the noise made by a calf.
Verb phrases
7.
bawl out, Informal. to scold vociferously; reprimand or scold vigorously: Your father will bawl you out when he sees this mess.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin baulāre to bark < Germanic; compare Old Norse baula to low, baula cow, perhaps a conflation of belja (see bell2) with an old root *bhu-

bawler, noun
outbawl, verb (used with object)

1. bald, balled, bawled ; 2. ball, bawl, bowl.


1. howl, yowl, squall, roar, bellow.
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bawl (bɔːl)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to utter long loud cries, as from pain or frustration; wail
2.  to shout loudly, as in anger
 
n
3.  a loud shout or cry
 
[C15: probably from Icelandic baula to low; related to Medieval Latin baulāre to bark, Swedish böla to low; all of imitative origin]
 
'bawler
 
n
 
'bawling
 
n

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bawl
mid-15c., from O.N. baula "to low like a cow," and/or M.L. baulare "to bark like a dog," both echoic. To bawl (someone) out "reprimand loudly" is 1908, Amer.Eng.
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