shout


shout
   1. (the) peremptory dismissal from employment
   Dismissed employees may say they have had the shout, even if dismissed sotto voce or in writing.
   2. an obligation to pay for a round of drinks in a bar
   Only euphemistic when someone is said not to pay his shout, implying parsimony in one who is not prepared to take his turn:
    My shout, now, Tug, I insist, (le Carré, 1996)
   To shout yourself hoarse is to be drunk, from ordering too many rounds.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • Shout — may refer to: * Screaming * Shout, or ring shout, a religious dance originating among African slaves in the Americas * Shout outor Films and television * The Shout , a 1978 film by Jerzy Skolimowski based on a short story by Robert Graves * Shout …   Wikipedia

  • shout — vb Shout, yell, shriek, scream, screech, squeal, holler, whoop are comparable when they mean as verbs to make or utter a loud and penetrating sound that tends or is intended to attract attention and, as nouns, a sound or utterance of this… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • shout — ► VERB 1) speak or call out very loudly. 2) (shout at) reprimand loudly. 3) (shout down) prevent (someone) from speaking or being heard by shouting. 4) Austral./NZ informal treat (someone) to (something, especially a drink). ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

  • shout — [shout] n. [ME schoute, prob. < an OE cognate of ON skūta, a taunt, prob. < IE * (s)kud , to cry out > SCOUT2] 1. a loud cry or call 2. any sudden, loud outburst or uproar 3. [orig. uncert.] [Austral. & N.Z. Informal] Austral. N.Z.… …   English World dictionary

  • Shout — Shout, v. t. 1. To utter with a shout; to cry; sometimes with out; as, to shout, or to shout out, a man s name. [1913 Webster] 2. To treat with shouts or clamor. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 3. To treat (one) to something; also, to give (something)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shout — (shout), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Shouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shouting}.] [OE. shouten, of unknown origin; perhaps akin to shoot; cf. Icel. sk[=u]ta, sk[=u]ti, a taunt.] 1. To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shout — Shout, n. 1. A loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially of a multitudes expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage. [1913 Webster] The Rhodians, seeing the enemy turn their backs, gave a great shout in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shout —   [englisch/amerikanisch, ʃaʊt; auch Shouting], rhythmisierter musikalischer Ruf auf einem Hauptton und einem oder mehreren Nebentönen, der seinen Ursprung im afrikanischen Kultgesang hat; begründete einen Gesangsstil fast schreienden Charakters …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Shout — [ʃaut] der; s <aus engl. amerik. shout »Schrei« zu to shout, vgl. ↑shouting> svw. ↑Shouting …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • shout — shout·er; shout·ing·ly; shout; …   English syllables

  • Shout NY — was a thought and culture magazine that covered New York arts, music, film and politics from 1998 through 2003. In its early days (1998 2000), it was fairly obscure and predominantly focused on New York City nightlife. Re launched in 2000, it… …   Wikipedia


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