give (one) the raspberry(redirected from give them the raspberry)
give (one) the raspberry
To make a sputtering noise at one by pressing the tongue and lips together. It can be used to express either real or faux contempt, mockery, or displeasure. Jacqueline quickly gave Dave the raspberry after he made fun of her new haircut.
give someone the raspberry
Inf. to make a rude noise with the lips at someone. The audience gave him the raspberry, which gave him some second thoughts about his choice of career. Even after his grandstand play, they gave him the raspberry.