a Bronx cheer

Bronx cheer

A sputtering noise made by pressing the tongue and lips together, used to express either real or faux contempt, mockery, or displeasure; a raspberry. Primarily heard in US. The fans collectively gave the opposing team a Bronx cheer when their relief pitcher walked onto the field.
See also: Bronx, cheer

a Bronx cheer

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
A Bronx cheer is a rude noise that you make by putting your lips together and blowing through them. He greeted the news with a loud Bronx cheer.
See also: Bronx, cheer
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Give yourself a Bronx cheer if you chose the first answer.
All this acclaim is naturally getting a Bronx cheer from folks like Bronx Borough President Freddy Ferrer, who is disgusted with the entire one-sided negotiation, and certainly has the most to lose.
The plan to codify welfare shelter allowances as part of Governor George Pataki's budgetary plans is getting a Bronx cheer from an owner's group that at the very least would like to see direct payment of the shelter allowance.