Bawl out



to cry or wail lustily.
to utter or proclaim by outcry; shout out:
to bawl one’s dissatisfaction; bawling his senseless ditties to the audience.
to offer for sale by shouting, as a hawker:
a peddler bawling his wares.
a loud shout; outcry.
a period or spell of loud crying or weeping.
Chiefly Midland and Western U.S. the noise made by a calf.
bawl out, Informal. to scold vociferously; reprimand or scold vigorously:
Your father will bawl you out when he sees this mess.
Historical Examples

She was driven to bawl out her words, and by no means liked the task.
The Belton Estate Anthony Trollope

I bawl out, for I was very angry; ‘and if Lintot offers her any liberty, I’ll brain him with his own pestle!’
The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray

And now you must behave like other folk, and if all goes well you may bless your stars, and bawl out, Hurrah!’
Tales from the Fjeld P. Chr. Asbjrnsen

Whereupon he again began to bawl out in his peculiar Dago dialect: Or-ran-ges!
An Oregon Girl Alfred Ernest Rice

When she can no longer produce genuine tears, she must bawl out.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston

Well, I confess I can’t bring mine into the market and bawl out that I have so many pounds’ weight of the required material.
Sandra Belloni, Complete George Meredith

The only human sounds that the Parrot could bawl out were, “Come, let us be men!”
Andersen’s Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen

Meaning their God, is surely quite enough To make them rend their clothes and bawl out, ‘Blasphemy!’
The Unknown Eros Coventry Patmore

They sometimes, on particular occasions, would sing or bawl out something like a rude tune; but we could not understand it.
A Narrative of the Shipwreck, Captivity and Sufferings of Horace Holden and Benj. H. Nute Horace Holden

Bart writhed and bit his lip till he could taste blood, wishing he were young enough to bawl out loud.
The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley

verb
(transitive, adverb) (informal) to scold loudly
verb
(intransitive) to utter long loud cries, as from pain or frustration; wail
to shout loudly, as in anger
noun
a loud shout or cry
v.

mid-15c., “to howl like a dog,” from Old Norse baula “to low like a cow,” and/or Medieval Latin baulare “to bark like a dog,” both echoic. Meaning “to shout loudly” attested from 1590s. To bawl (someone) out “reprimand loudly” is 1908, American English. Related: Bawled; bawling.
Call out loudly, announce, as in Some of the players were quite hard of hearing, so the rector bawled out the bingo numbers. [ 1500s ]
Scold or reprimand loudly, as in Her teacher was always bawling out the class for not paying attention. [ c. 1900 ]

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