Blowing A Raspberry

What does Blowing A Raspberry mean in baseball?

Creating a mocking sound

When someone is ‘Blowing A Raspberry’, they are making a noise that sounds a bit like a fart by blowing air through their closed lips and sticking out their tongue. It’s a funny way of showing displeasure or mocking someone.

This term is most commonly used in the world of baseball. When the crowd isn’t happy with what’s happening on the pitch, they might start ‘Blowing A Raspberry’. It’s a way for them to voice their disapproval without using actual words.

The name ‘Blowing A Raspberry’ comes from the way your mouth looks when you’re making the noise. Your lips are puckered up and your tongue is sticking out, kind of like a raspberry. It’s a bit silly, but that’s what makes it fun!

In the United States, you might hear this term referred to as a ‘Bronx cheer’. It’s the same thing, just a different name. So, whether you’re ‘Blowing A Raspberry’ or giving a ‘Bronx cheer’, you’re basically making a fart noise with your mouth to show you’re not impressed.

Example for using ‘Blowing A Raspberry’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see the baseball game last night?

Yeah, I was there! The crowd was not happy with the umpire’s call.

Oh really? What did they do?

They started blowing raspberries at him!