wolf whistle


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wolf whistle

A high-pitched, typically two-note whistle directed at a person (usually a woman) to indicate that the whistler (usually a man) finds them attractive. Sharon did not appreciate the wolf whistles coming from the crew at the construction site.
See also: whistle, wolf
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Because, in the treacherous building site that is today's politically correct landscape, the Right Way to Behave - adhering to Health & Safety by wearing an officious hard hat - has picked its way through the piles of sand, the cement mixers and the white vans to declare that the wolf whistle is a sexist hazard.
Wolf Whistle is a strange text; in addition to the controversial choices of black humor and magical realism to relate a historic, racially charged incident, the narrative peculiarly omits the murdered boy's voice.
The players can expect a crescendo of wolf whistles when they run out against Leeds in an English League One fixture to be beamed live by Sky on March 2.
As the team strutted their stuff to the sound of wolf whistles, one lady in the audience said: 'The players are absolutely stunning, they scrub up well.
So far Janine hasn't suffered road rage from impatient drivers - but she has attracted plenty of wolf whistles and tooting horns from admiring males.
However, on removal of my jacket a stunned silence descended on the room then a chorus of wolf whistles ensued, followed by limp-wristed gestures and pouting of lips.
Wolf whistles greeted Poulter as he walked the Wisconsin course in his natty strides.
``He got a few wolf whistles but didn't seem bothered at all by the attention.
PUT OFF Nicholson says wolf whistles distracted him FAVOURITE Dana gets a lot of attention at games
There were wolf whistles from the audience as she strutted on in micro-mini skirt and four-inch heeled boots.
KELLY OSBOURNE'S blonde hair and low-backed dress got a few wolf whistles and tattooed wings on her shoulder blades were a popular discussion topic back stage.
But seven months after putting up with the noise, leering, crude comments and wolf whistles of builders working nearby, she ended up decamping to another gym.
Her revealing look drew gasps and wolf whistles from the crowd.
She looks like she's pulled on the first thing to come to hand - and there'll certainly be no traffic halting or wolf whistles in this get up
More recently, Aleksandra Mir hid a sound system in a Copenhagen square that played prerecorded male wolf whistles (Pick Up [Oh Baby!], 1997).