heckle heckle  /ˈhɛ kəl/


  1. (n) a comb for separating flax fibers
  2. (v) comb with a heckle
  3. (v) challenge aggressively


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  1. It was the heckle heard round the world or at least all over cable news.
  2. As usual, well-organized campus liberals picketed the showing, jammed the hall to heckle, boo, fire loaded questions at the narrator.
  3. He was a stern taskmaster as always, using a microphone at management meetings to heckle subordinates with withering sarcasm.


  1. A League of Her Own: Both sides, now

    I heard through the grapevine that some local fans weren’t acting very sportsmanlike at a recent baseball tournament game. A questionable call was made and the fans started to heckle and swear at the umpire.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Fairport - East Rochester Post

  2. Zany matches wits with Zan

    Bob Zany jokes about people’s reactions to when a heckler interrupts his show.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: South Bend Tribune

  3. Rapper Flo Rida’s Manager Claims Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Banned Them From NBA Finals (Audio)

    Gregg Popovich is prejudiced against bad rappers and people who heckle him. That is the claim by Freezy, manager for rap artist Flo Rida, in a radio interview prior to Game 6 on Tuesday. Freezy and his Miami-based client have been banned from the last two games of the NBA Finals, the manager said, in […]
    on June 20, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network


  1. "You go to ballparks and you know which ones that everybody is going to heckle you and all that, but hopefully our play on the field will be able to keep those guys quiet a little bit," Dye said.
    on Jun 19, 2008 By: Jermaine Dye Source: USA Today

  2. "They're going to heckle," Owens said. "I'm probably the most hated guy coming into Philly this weekend, so I expect the worst. That's how passionate they are. When I was there, they were loving me. Now that I'm on the opposite side, they're...
    on Oct 4, 2006 By: Terrell Owens Source: The Trentonian

  3. "So that's why they boo me, they heckle me, they criticize me, because I made a personal decision," Ordóñez said.
    on Mar 14, 2009 By: Magglio Ordonez Source: New York Times

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