heckle ( heckles plural & 3rd person present) ( heckling present participle) ( heckled past tense & past participle ) If people in an audience heckle public speakers or performers, they interrupt them, for example by making rude remarks. verb
They heckled him and interrupted his address with angry questions... V n
A small group of youths stayed behind to heckle and shout abuse. V
Heckle is also a noun., n-count
The offending comment was in fact a heckle from an audience member.
The ceremony was disrupted by unprecedented heckling and slogan-chanting.
heckler ( hecklers plural) n-count
As he began his speech, a heckler called out asking for his opinion on gun control.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
bait, barrack (informal) boo, disrupt, interrupt, jeer, pester, shout down, taunt
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