A whistle with a rising and falling pitch, directed toward someone to express sexual attraction or admiration.
- Spanish men favour the noise ch-ch-ch-ch-ch over the wolf whistle for street harassment.
- Oh, and by the way, I got a wolf whistle in the street the other day.
- Comments from men such as ‘wouldn't mind a sneak peak under that skirt’ accompanied by a wolf whistle imply that men think that you're wearing a mini with the intention of turning them on.
verb(wolf-whistle) [with object]
Whistle to express admiration: fans wolf-whistled her as she took off her jacket [no object]: they wolf-whistled at me
More example sentences
- Builders who annoy residents by smoking, swearing or wolf-whistling face similar sanctions - and so they should.
- Today we cooed and ogled and wolf-whistled every time he was on the screen.
- We got to see both Stewart and Jackson in nothing but their underwear and are happy to report that both men are in good shape (Stewart reportedly has complained that audience members often wolf-whistle him).
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Syllabification: wolf whis·tle
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