Haw-Haw

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhɔːˌhɔː/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(hôhô′)



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Haw-Haw /ˈhɔːˌhɔː/ n
  1. Lord Haw-Haw
    See Joyce
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ha-ha1 /ˈhɑˈhɑ, ˌhɑˈhɑ/USA pronunciation   interj. 
  1. This word is used to express or represent laughter, amusement, scorn, etc.

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haw-haw  (hôhô′),USA pronunciation interj. 
  1. (used to represent the sound of a loud, boisterous laugh.)

n. 
  1. a guffaw.
  • 1825–35; imitative; see ha-ha1

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ha-ha1  (hä, hä′hä),USA pronunciation interj., n. 
  1. (used as an exclamation or representation of laughter, as in expressing amusement or derision.) Cf. haw-haw.
  • bef. 1000; Middle English, Old English; of imitative origin, originally

ha-ha2  (hähä′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. See  sunk fence. 
  • French haha repetitive compound based on ha! exclamation of surprise
  • 1705–15

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ha-ha /ˈhɑː ˈhɑː/, haw-haw interj
  1. a representation of the sound of laughter
  2. an exclamation expressing derision, mockery, surprise, etc
ha-ha /ˈhɑː hɑː/, haw-haw n
  1. a wall or other boundary marker that is set in a ditch so as not to interrupt the landscape
Etymology: 18th Century: from French haha, probably based on ha! ejaculation denoting surprise
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