bawler vs screamer what difference

what is difference between bawler and screamer



bawl +‎ -er


bawler (plural bawlers)

  1. One who bawls.


  • warble



From scream +‎ -er.


  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈskɹimɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈskɹiːmə/
  • Rhymes: -iːmə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: scream‧er


screamer (plural screamers)

  1. One who screams; one who shouts; one who sings harshly.
    • 1999 June 27, “J2rider”, “Favourite companions to hate or love”, in rec.arts.drwho, Usenet:
      In my opinion, Sarah was a total screamer. [] She screams in BRAIN OF MORIBUS, PYRAMIDS OF MARS, PLANET OF EVIL, REVENGE OF CYBERMEN, GENESIS OF DALEKS, SEEDS OF DOOM, ARK IN SPACE, etc, etc. In just about all her stories. When she is not screaming she is yelping, “Run Doctor RUNNNNNN!”
  2. Any bird in the taxonomic family Anhimidae, endemic to South America, being large, bulky birds with a small downy head, long legs and large feet.
  3. (obsolete, US, hunting) A healthy, vigorous animal.
    • 1917, David Crockett, The Bear Hunt, in Maurice Garland Fulton (editor), Southern Life in Southern Literature,
      I had seen the track of the bear they were after, and I knowed he was a screamer.
  4. A healthy, vigorous person.
  5. Something exceptionally good.
    • 1875, Louisa May Alcott, Eight Cousins,
      I do not judge hastily, Alec, for I have read a dozen, at least, of these stories, and, with much that is attractive to boys, I find a great deal to condemn in them, and other parents say the same when I ask them.”
      “Now, Mum, that’s too bad! I like ’em tip-top. This one is a regular screamer,” cried Will.
  6. (sports, cricket) A difficult catch.
    • 2010 Adam Gilchrist, True Colours,
      But then he came around the wicket again, I slashed at one, and Strauss, at full stretch diving to his left at second slip, took an absolute screamer. It was the catch of the summer, and it happened to me.
  7. (sports, baseball) A very hard hit.
    • 2006, R. G. Utley, Tim Peeler, Aaron Peeler, Outlaw Ballplayers: interviews and profiles from the Independent Carolina Baseball League,
      His screamer into the right field bleachers in the sixth with Scarborough and Viau on base put Hickory out in front 9 to 8 and the lead held for the rest of the game.
  8. (sports, Australian rules football) A particularly high mark (clean catch of a kicked ball).
  9. (sports, soccer, golf) A powerful shot.
  10. (sports, surfing) A very large wave.
  11. (music) A march played at the circus to arouse the crowd.
  12. (Internet slang) A video that unexpectedly frightens the viewer by cutting to a loud scream and disturbing image.
    • 2008, Nadia Giosia, Bitchin’ Kitchen Cookbook
      The Web is also big business; who needs a real job when you can just send Grandma a screamer and—POOF!—there’s your inheritance.
  13. (slang) An effeminate gay man; a man who is obviously homosexual.
    • 1989, Joseph P. Goodwin, More Man Than You’ll Ever Be: Gay Folklore and Acculturation in Middle America, Indiana University Press, →ISBN, page 43:
      Well, this friend was a real effeminate person—[he] was just a screamer. [] Well even my brother was smart enough to realize they were gay.
    • 1992, in The Advocate, issues 607–610,[2] page 315:
      So when George Michael sings in his latest hit, “Girl, you’re just too funky for me,” is he really singing about a woman? Or is he just being a total screamer and gender-fucking his male love object?
    • 2001 May 5, “cJ” (username), “Studly buff gay guy?”, in, Usenet:
      I thought Jeff was a screamer. I am still wondering about Alicia. She hangs with Jeff. But I shouldn’t assume someone is lesbian by the company they keep.
  14. (US, slang, dated) A bouncer.
  15. (journalism, slang) An exclamation mark.
  16. (journalism, slang) A large, attention-getting headline.
    • 2004, Graeme Turner, Understanding Celebrity (page 17)
      Hartley’s argument usefully reminds us that the spread of celebrity is not just the consequence of an accumulation of publicity handouts, advertisements, chat show interviews, or the shock-horror revelations in the tabloid screamers.

Derived terms


See also


  • Screamer on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Anhimidae on Wikispecies.Wikispecies



  • Creamers, amercers, ceramers, creamers, rescream

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