Etymology
Advertisement

bawl (v.)

mid-15c., "to howl like a dog," from Old Norse baula "to low like a cow," and/or Medieval Latin baulare "to bark like a dog," both echoic. Meaning "to shout loudly" attested from 1590s. To bawl (someone) out "reprimand loudly" is 1908, American English. Related: Bawled; bawling.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of bawl

bawl (v.)
shout loudly and without restraint;
Synonyms: bellow
bawl (v.)
make a raucous noise;
Synonyms: yawp
bawl (v.)
cry loudly;
Don't bawl in public!
From wordnet.princeton.edu