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wolf whistle

noun
1.
a wolf call made by whistling, often characterized by two sliding sounds, a peal up to a higher note and then one up to a lower note and down.
2.
a similar whistle used by a man to express physical attraction to a woman.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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British Dictionary definitions for wolf whistle

wolf whistle

noun
1.
a whistle made by a man to express admiration of a woman's appearance
verb
2.
when intr, sometimes foll by at. to make such a whistle (at someone)
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Slang definitions & phrases for wolf whistle

wolf

noun
  1. A sexually aggressive man; an ardent womanizer; cocksman: Mary considered him quite a wolf (1847+)
  2. An aggressive male homosexual; a homosexual rapist: the sodomist, the degenerate, the homosexual ''wolf '' (1915+ Prison & hoboes)
verb

: I give with the vocals and wolf around in a nite club

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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