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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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Poppy Smart feels a wolf whistle is disrespectful but is it really "sexual harassment"?
I was a bit of a committed feminist as I hit my 20s, shooting withering glances at any man who might wolf whistle or even casually start a conversation, as if to say how dare you judge me on my looks alone, I am an intelligent woman with an opinion not just a cleavage.
Her revealing look drew gasps and wolf whistles from the crowd.
There were wolf whistles from the audience as she strutted on in micro-mini skirt and four-inch heeled boots.
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.
BEYONCE Knowles is sure to attract wolf whistles after posing for this shot - and chances are they'll be from boyfriend Jay-Z.
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.
Ulrika may no longer get wolf whistles when she walks down the street.
The Welsh actress, 30, got a chorus of wolf whistles as builders working on a nearby hotel extension voiced their appreciation of her swing.
Carey struggled to be heard during her acceptance speech over the sheer noise of applause and wolf whistles.
And the wolf whistles heard from the audience at the Royal Opera House in London showed she was a popular choice.
Wolf whistles and cat calls at female pedestrians will also be outlawed.
"The constant piercing wolf whistles and the incessant squawks used to drive me mad, but now he's gone I must admit, I can't help missing him."
"I wore them for my first holiday abroad in Italy when I was 14 and I got quite a few wolf whistles. I'm only five feet four but my legs were my best feature!