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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.
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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.
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Bronx cheer

(ˈbrɑŋks ˈtʃir)
n. a rude noise made with the lips; a raspberry. The little air compressor in the corner of the parking lot made a noise like a Bronx cheer.
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Bronx cheer

A raucous expression of displeasure. The sarcastic reference is to how spectators at sporting events in New York City's borough of the Bronx—at Yankee Stadium, for a notable example—let players on visiting teams, and umpires too, know what was on their mind. The classic “Bronx cheer” sound was produced by compressing the lips and blowing, which replicated the sound of passing wind. That noise was earlier called a raspberry (or raspberry tart, the British rhyming slang for “fart”), from which the word “razz” came.
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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.
In Virginia, citizens answered Governor George Allen's pleas for a Republican-led "anti-regulatory" statehouse with the political equivalent of a Bronx cheer. In Kentucky, Democrat Paul Patton was elected governor in what many viewed as a proxy race between President Clinton and the GOP leadership.
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If you listen to most sports analysts and insiders, the vaunted subway series between the Yankees and Mets is getting a true Bronx cheer from the rest of the country.
Never mind the Hampden Roar - the native New Yorker deserved a Bronx Cheer as the fight (sorry, make that assault, it takes two to have a fight) lasted just 38 seconds.
Even people who don't particularly like the President were invited to give a big Bronx cheer to the partisan impeachment spectacle and the sex scandal that has engulfed Washington for the last year.
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