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caterwaul

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Etymology

From caterwrawe (one of numerous earlier variants); from cater (cat) + wrawen/wrawlen (cry like a cat).

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to caterwaul (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To cry as cats in rutting time; to make a harsh, offensive noise.
  2. To have a noisy argument, like cats.

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References

caterwaul” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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