Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “for crying out loud!”

for crying out loud!

informal
said when you are annoyed, and to emphasize what you are saying: Oh, for crying out loud, why won't you listen to me!
(Definition of for crying out loud! from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Expressions of anger, but you might be interested in these topics from the Anger topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “for crying out loud!”

Word of the Day

for starters

used to say that something is the first in a list of things

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More