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squawk (v.)

1821, probably of imitative origin (compare dialectal Italian squacco "small crested heron"). Related: Squawked; squawking. Squawk-box "loud-speaker" is from 1945.

squawk (n.)

1850, from squawk (v.).

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Definitions of squawk from WordNet
1
squawk (v.)
utter a harsh abrupt scream;
Synonyms: screak / skreak / skreigh / screech
squawk (v.)
complain;
Synonyms: gripe / bitch / grouse / crab / beef / bellyache / holler
2
squawk (n.)
the noise of squawking;
she awoke to the squawk of chickens
the squawk of car horns
squawk (n.)
informal terms for objecting;
Synonyms: gripe / kick / beef / bitch
From wordnet.princeton.edu