wolf whistle

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:
1945–50

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wolf whistle
 
n
1.  a whistle made by a man to express admiration of a woman's appearance
 
vb (when intr, sometimes foll by at)
2.  to make such a whistle (at someone)

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