cat·er·waul intransitive verb \ˈka-tər-ˌwȯl\
: to make a very loud and unpleasant sound
Full Definition of CATERWAUL
1: to make a harsh cry
2: to protest or complain noisily
— caterwaul noun
Examples of CATERWAUL
- Some animal was caterwauling in my backyard last night.
- He continues to caterwaul about having to take the blame.
Origin of CATERWAUL
Middle English caterwawen
First Known Use: 14th century
Related to CATERWAUL
- beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, complain, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowl
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