Meaning of SQUAWK in English

I. ˈskwȯk intransitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: probably blend of squall (I) and squeak (I)

1. : to make a loud harsh abrupt raucous outcry

the hens woke up squawking with terror — George Orwell

2. : to complain or protest loudly or vehemently or objectionably

his fellow profs … squawked about the bonfires the boys built — Christopher Morley

Synonyms: see complain

II. noun

( -s )

1. : the act or noise of squawking : a harsh squall

squawk of auto horns

squawk of a parrot

2. : a noisy, raucous complaint : an undignified protest

squawks of taxpayers

squawks from motorists … that they have been gypped on speeding charges — New York Times

3. : black-crowned night heron

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.