heckling heckling  /ˈhɛ klɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) shouting to interrupt a speech with which you disagree

Usage(s):

  1. The people heckling Governor Perry were a couple of nuts at the front of the stage.
  2. Not surprisingly, that etiquette lesson has inspired some high-level heckling.
  3. Hyde, heckling Jekyll in the mirror, probably sums it up best.

News

  1. 'Curious Encounters' of the 7 Stages kind

    7 Stages Theatre closed its 35th season with Curious Encounters, an interactive festival of performances by local ensemble groups, stationed from the front sidewalk, throughout the theatre, and into the back parking lot. Artistic Director Heidi Howard along with Associate Artistic Director and show curator Michael Haverty talk with CL about the power of space, the heckling bathroom attendants ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Atlanta

  2. Man Heckles Gun Violence Victim’s Father, Gets Tased By Police [Videos]

    Gun rights advocate Daniel Musso was hit by a stun gun on Tuesday after repeatedly interrupting a gun control advocate and resisting arrest. Musso was heckling the father of a murdered gun violence victim at an anti-gun violence rally, according to the Concord Patch. The 52-year-old interrupted John Cantin, the aforementioned gun violence victim’s father, who... Read more » Man Heckles Gun ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. WATCH: Belligerent Pro-Gun Heckler Gets Tasered By Cops After Hassling Father Of Shooting Victim At Rally

    A New Hampshire gun control rally turned violent last night, but thankfully the only weapon dispensed was a policeman's Taser. It all started when 52-year-old Daniel Musso began heckling one of the speakers at the event, John Cantin , who became a gun-safety advocate after he was shot and his daughter was murdered in 2009.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Mediaite

Quotes

  1. "Last time I was in Jersey, there was a lot of heckling as well," Bush joked, recalling a cool welcome he received in the state controlled by Democrats.
    on May 30, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

  2. "They'll remember that until probably the day I retire," Qualls said. "It's just part of going on the road, heckling and everything else. I love it. They definitely won't let me forget."
    on Jun 9, 2007 By: Chad Qualls Source: USA Today

  3. "There was some overzealous heckling going on in question period (Thursday) afternoon - way too much actually - mainly because of the Cadman affair and the crime bill," said Murphy.
    on Mar 2, 2007 By: Shawn Murphy Source: 940 News

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