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caw (v.)

"make a sound like a crow, raven, etc.," 1580s, imitative. "Similar imitative forms occur in many and diverse languages, to express the cry or as a name for the crow and other corvine birds" [Century Dictionary]. Related: Cawed; cawing.

caw (n.)

1660s, from caw (v.).

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Definitions of caw
1
caw (v.)
utter a cry, characteristic of crows, rooks, or ravens;
2
caw (n.)
the sound made by corvine birds;
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