Bawler



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

The Bishop plays high society for her, and the bawler looks after the mob.
The Art of Disappearing John Talbot Smith

Does nature, even in my octogenarian carcase, run too strong that I must be still a bawler and a brawler and a treader upon corns?
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) Robert Louis Stevenson

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.

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