Bronx cheer n.
(orig. US) a loud, derisive noise, imitative of a fart.
|Pamphlets on Trade Unions 1 xlvii: Iky retorted with a Bronx cheer as he opened the door to let the gang out.|
|Standford Studies in Lang. & Lit. 43: ‘Off (on) his beat,’ ‘silver platter,’ ‘backstairs,’ and ‘Bronx cheer’.|
|Bridgeport Telegram (CT) 19 Oct. 14/2: If Chicago loses the east will grin and give western football the jolly old Bronx cheer.|
|N.Y. Times 10 Apr. 29: The crowd gave the hero a Bronx cheer for the effort and razzed him frequently thereafter, with some justice, too, for Ruth’s actions were an insult to the intelligence of the people who had paid their good money to see him play baseball.|
|‘Believe Me’ in Afro-American (Baltimore, MD) 4 Aug. 13/5: I give them that derisive, horrific shockingly vulgar retorrt which is commonly known as the Bronx cheer.|
|Fabulous Clipjoint (1949) 191: He [...] put the horn to his lips and blew an awful Bronx cheer of a note.|
|Sweet Money Girl 24: You give him credit [...] and I’ll give him the old Bronx cheer.|
|(con. 1950s) Unit Pride (1981) 69: The air blatted out of him like a Bronx cheer.|
|Psychotic Reactions (1988) 75: As an answer to the mysteries of life it’s a Bronx cheer [...] the kind your uncle Louie used to razz the quarterback with from behind a Schlitz on Saturday afternoons.in|
|Dict. of Invective (1991) 42: In the aural sense, a bird is the same as a boo, Bronx cheer or raspberry.|
|Ozark Folksongs and Folklore I 419: ‘Take this my friend!’ is accompanied by the insulting sound of a ‘mouth-fart’ or ‘Bronx cheer’ or razz(berry).|
|Tattoo of a Naked Lady 64: She huffed [...] sounding off a loud raspberry, Bronx cheer.|