heckler heckler  /ˈhɛ klər/


  • (n) someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objections


  1. The heckler, though the opposition may not know it, is usually the opposition's involuntary votive offering to the success of the meeting.
  2. So the heckler spoke up, and the moderators, wisely, moved on.
  3. He threatened to punch a Cincinnati heckler in the nose, whispered to an especially annoying Nixonite in Battle Creek, Mich.


  1. Glenn Beck Loses Voice, Pledges To Stop Divisive Rhetoric [Video]

    Glenn Beck losing his voice may have forced some perspective on the controversial political pundit. Though Beck has always been controversial, he has been noted recently for increasingly harsh and divisive rhetoric. After Michelle Obama stood up to a heckler during a speech last week, Beck excoriated her: “This woman’s a monster,” Beck declared. “She [...] Glenn Beck Loses Voice, Pledges To Stop ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Did Michelle Obama heckler use coded racial words? Or not?

    The Michelle Obama heckler said she was 'taken aback' at the confrontation, which some say indicated a perspective of 'white privilege.' Her group, GetEQUAL, said 'We value the first lady's leadership.'
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. First Lady confronts heckler, reactions mixed

    A heckler interrupted Michelle Obama Tuesday night at a fundraiser. There’s mixed reaction on how the First Lady handled the situation. …
    on June 6, 2013     Source: WPIX 11 New York

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  1. "Nepal Army was looking for a new weapon to replace the Belgian SLR. Dipendra liked the German Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifle, as opposed to the battle-tested Colt M16," said Paras, in his first interview given to The New Paper on Sunday...
    on Mar 29, 2009 By: Crown Prince Paras Source: Xinhua

  2. "I have a heckler, literally, once every seven years," said Rivers, still surprised the moment was caught for posterity. "Those who come to see me really know what I do and come to have fun, and they know I'm going to be outrageous. They know...
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Joan Rivers Source: Seattle Times

  3. "It was really distracting for Scott," Casey said. "People think they're going to get at me but all that happens is they aggravate the other player. I can't say anything [but] I would really like to talk to the [heckler], because I feel...
    on Mar 6, 2005 By: Paul Casey Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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