A verbal reprimand given by parents in response to their misbehaving children, having no effect on said children, given to convince near by adults who are annoyed by children's misbehavior that said parents are at least attempting to maintain control.
My neighbor hollared out while his kid was running circles around me, while gardening in my front yard. Of course, Jimmy didn't slow down, we all knew it was just a courtesy yell.
by caveman2 May 15, 2018
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