Meaning of squawk

squawk

Pronunciation: (skwôk), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to utter a loud, harsh cry, as a duck or other fowl when frightened.
  2. to complain loudly and vehemently.
—v.t.
  1. to utter or give forth with a squawk.
—n.
  1. a loud, harsh cry or sound.
  2. a loud, vehement complaint.
  3. the black-crowned night heron. See under
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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