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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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Blow raspberries If your child has reached the age where they like to answer back and get the last word in, blow a raspberry.
Sandusky goes on to describe how his father would blow raspberries on his stomach and touch his genitals.
I suspect his compulsion to blow raspberries on himself and any other unsuspecting passer-by will not go down well either.
And will their next dare, going up to members of the public and asking if they can blow raspberries on their tummies, result in more than red faces?
My bright-as-a-button daughter is able to wave, stick out her tongue (a trick taught by her mother), shake her head and blow raspberries to order.
FIVE bouncing atoms who blow raspberries will be a key weapon in fighting childhood obesity in America.
Even when dialogue approaches obviousness, as when Isaac and Joel, at a rowdy hockey game, discuss differing male and female views of penetration, Rifkin always throws in a twist -- in this case, by having nearby femme fans blow raspberries at their theory.
If stocks could stick out their tongues and blow raspberries, a la Archie Bunker, the homebuilder stocks would undoubtedly send one to all the naysayers that have been calling for a pullback in the sector.
Learn to blow raspberries If your child has reached the age where they like to answer back and get the last word in, blow a raspberry.
It was hardly the basis from which to blow raspberries at everyone in sight in his first book.
Squeals of laughter, grandad trying to teach her to count and blow raspberries, a plastic computer miaowing, barking, chirping and playing a non-stop plinky plonky version of How much is that doggy in the window?
But if left alone, it will squeal, laugh, blow raspberries and make other unattractive noises.
And if I can't think of anything funny, I'll fall over and blow raspberries.