blow a raspberry

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blow a raspberry

To make a sputtering noise by pressing the tongue and lips together. It can be used to express either real or faux contempt, mockery, or displeasure, or as a playful gesture toward babies or young children, who may repeat it. Jacqueline quickly blew a raspberry at Dave after he made fun of her new haircut. Tara loves hearing her baby boy giggle when she blows raspberries on his tummy.
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blow a raspberry

make a derisive or contemptuous sound with your lips.
This expression is from rhyming slang, where raspberry tart means a fart.
1996 Observer It is unthinkable that, this close to a general election, the party is going to blow a raspberry at its leader.
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Mum and dad really enjoyed their vegetarian food and I blew raspberries at the waitress.
At bingo evenings he blew raspberries when his number didn't come up.
We stuck our faces into the soft warm flesh of their bellies and blew raspberries into their navels.
He blew raspberries on her belly, and she gave forth her deep rolling chuckle.
They were among the inevitable casualties of an unpleasant spectacle in which Frank Leboeuf sarcastically blew kisses to the crowd, and they blew raspberries back.