Bronx cheer

Bronx cheer

a loud, abrasive, spluttering noise made with the lips and tongue to express contempt. Also called raspberry. Compare bird ( def 15 ).

1925–30, Americanism Unabridged
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Bronx cheer
chiefly (US) a loud noise, imitating a fart, made with the lips and tongue and expressing derision or contempt; raspberry

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Bronx cheer definition

[ˈbrɑŋks ˈtʃir]
  1. 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.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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