a wolf whistle

a wolf whistle

a whistle (= high sound that is made by blowing air through the lips) that some men do when they see a woman who is sexually attractive She'll get a few wolf whistles if she walks through town in those shorts. (British & Australian)
See cry wolf, keep the wolf from the door
See also: whistle, wolf
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Poppy Smart feels a wolf whistle is disrespectful but is it really "sexual harassment"?
Our language has had to change to fit the PC brigade's definition of correctness, now we have a young woman talking of disrespect because of a wolf whistle.
But one neighbour in Dalatho Crescent said: "Every time a car went past you would get a wolf whistle.
It's called a 'builder's tradition' - as though it's the industry's equivalent of an essential Masonic ritual - but is a wolf whistle really a threatening battle cry between the sexes?
A wolf whistle is surely no more than a harmless extension of that.
I think there's nothing more flattering than a wolf whistle.
A wolf whistle greeted the Queen when she arrived in scorching Scotland yesterday.
IF a wolf whistle is delivered properly, the recipient usually appreciates it.
Wolf whistles defined: A wolf whistle is a typically two-note whistle made as an often unsolicited expression of sexual attention.
Ultimo bra tycoon Michelle Mone said: "If I got a wolf whistle from a building site, I'd be absolutely delighted.