nounNorth American informal
A sound of derision or contempt made by blowing through closed lips with the tongue between them; a raspberry.
- 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.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: Bronx cheer
Definition of Bronx cheer in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.