Is it balled or bawled?
Balled is also a vulgar slang term in North America which means to have sexual relations. Related words are the verbs ball, balls, balling. The word balled, used as a verb, first appeared in the mid-1600s. Bawled is the past tense of the verb bawl, meaning to cry out, yell, or weep in a noisy fashion.
What does the word bawl mean?
Definition of bawl. (Entry 1 of 2) intransitive verb. 1 : to cry out loudly and unrestrainedly a sergeant bawling at his troops. 2 : to cry loudly : wail He lay on his bed, bawling uncontrollably.
How is the meaning of the word bawl different than that of the word cry?
intransitive verb. definition: to cry loudly or forcefully; wail. That spoiled kid will bawl anytime he doesn't get his way. synonyms: cry, sob, squall, wail similar words: bellow, blubber, holler, howl, keen, squeal, weep, yell, yowl.
What does it mean to bawl my eyes out?
Definition of bawl one's eyes out : to cry loudly especially for a long time. It's the saddest book I've ever read. I bawled my eyes out at the end.