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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Wolf Whistle lacks substantive presentation of Bobo's voice, but like the echo of Stevens's blackbird just after whistling, the innuendo of Bobo's whistle resonates throughout the entire novel.
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.
Welsh builders were once scorned for their wolf whistles and ill-fitting trousers.
In fact, most of the women I know, are far more likely to wolf whistle the men.
WOMEN used to only inspire wolf whistles from men on building sites.
And needless to say she flashed her bits to a chorus of howls and wolf whistles.
In the opening minutes of The Full Monty, a Chippendales-type dancer strips to a very skimpy brief to the catcalls and wolf whistles of screaming female fans.
I'm sure there'll be a lot of wolf whistles, barracking and maybe some admiring glances along the way.
And after a day of wolf whistles and enviable glances (if my experience is anything to go by), Eamonn will wish to stay the whiteheaded boy for good.
Wolf whistles and delighted screams also greeted William when he got to a downtown hotel Monday, shortly after Charles and Harry arrived for a dinner with the lieutenant governor.
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.
He got a few wolf whistles but didn't seem bothered at all by the attention.
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.