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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to utter a loud, harsh cry, as a duck or other fowl when frightened.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  2. to complain loudly and vehemently.

    Category: Informal

  3. (v.t.)to utter or give forth with a squawk.

  4. (n.)a loud, harsh cry or sound.

  5. a loud, vehement complaint.

    Category: Informal

Origin of squawk:

1815–25; of expressive orig.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. squawk(noun)

    the noise of squawking

    "she awoke to the squawk of chickens"; "the squawk of car horns"

  2. gripe, kick, beef, bitch, squawk(verb)

    informal terms for objecting

    "I have a gripe about the service here"

  3. squawk, screak, skreak, skreigh, screech(verb)

    utter a harsh abrupt scream

  4. gripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler(verb)


    "What was he hollering about?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. squawk(verb)ɔk

    to make a loud rough sound

    The chicken squawked when I grabbed it.; The parrot gave a squawk.


  1. squawk(Noun)

    A shrill noise, especially made by a voice or bird; a yell, scream, or call.

  2. squawk(Noun)

    A four-digit transponder code used by aircraft for identification or transmission of emergency signals.

  3. squawk(Noun)

    An issue or complaint related to aircraft maintenance.

  4. squawk(Noun)

    The American night heron.

  5. squawk(Verb)

    To make a squawking noise; to yell, scream, or call out shrilly.

  6. squawk(Verb)

    To speak out; to protest.

  7. squawk(Verb)

    To report an infraction; to rat on or tattle; to disclose a secret.

  8. squawk(Verb)

    To set or transmit a four-digit transponder code.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squawk(verb)

    to utter a shrill, abrupt scream; to squeak harshly

  2. Squawk(noun)

    act of squawking; a harsh squeak

  3. Squawk(noun)

    the American night heron. See under Night


  1. Squawk

    Squawk is Budgie's second album. Released in September 1972, it was certified Gold in 1973. The cover art was by Roger Dean.

Translations for squawk

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a loud harsh cry made eg by an excited or angry bird

The hen gave a squawk when she saw the fox.

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