Definition of Bronx cheer in English:

Bronx cheer

Syllabification: Bronx cheer


North American informal
  • A sound of derision or contempt made by blowing through closed lips with the tongue between them; a raspberry.
    More example sentences
    • Any hint of talking down to the troops with high-flown hyperbole was promptly greeted with catcalls and Bronx cheers.
    • People waved pom-poms, held up signs, and mixed Brooklyn catcalls with Bronx cheers.
    • New York is one of the most reliably Democratic cities in the nation, and it's hardly surprising to hear a Republican president getting a Bronx cheer in that part of the country.


1920s: named after the Bronx in New York.

More definitions of Bronx cheer

Definition of Bronx cheer in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More on Bronx cheer

Nearby words

Translate Bronx cheer

into Spanish
Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space