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hah

[hah] /hɑ/
interjection
1.
ha.

ha

or hah

[hah] /hɑ/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation of surprise, interrogation, suspicion, triumph, etc.)
Origin of ha
1250-1300
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300; See origin at ha-ha1
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  • The brother only sighed again, as he plodded dreamily along, 'hah!

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • "hah, now you're being suspicious," I said, lousy with virtue.

    Sorry: Wrong Dimension Ross Rocklynne
  • Bracy felt as if he would have given anything to have been able to utter a low “hah!”

    Fix Bay'nets George Manville Fenn
  • What a flashing past there was of fiery eyes amid the darkness of the night—hah!

    The Day of Wrath Maurus Jkai
  • They must have been disturbed in their act of plunder, whoever it was, and—and—hah!

    The King's Esquires George Manville Fenn
  • hah, look at that, bosun,” cried the carpenter triumphantly.

    Fitz the Filibuster George Manville Fenn
  • "hah, I thought Jacob would bring them to time," whispered Peter.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • Say, did she leave this place of her own accord, or was she— hah!

  • "hah, my friend," she said to him, suddenly appearing from the shades.

    The Pirate Woman Aylward Edward Dingle
  • No sooner did he catch sight of the caliph and his mother, than he exclaimed, hah!

British Dictionary definitions for hah

hah

/hɑː/
interjection
1.
a variant spelling of ha1

Ha

abbreviation
1.
Hawaii

ha1

/hɑː/
interjection
1.
an exclamation expressing derision, triumph, surprise, etc, according to the intonation of the speaker
2.
(reiterated) a representation of the sound of laughter

ha2

symbol
1.
hectare
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Word Origin and History for hah

variant of ha.

ha

c.1300, natural expression of surprise, distress, etc.; found in most European languages; in Old English, Greek, Latin, Old French as ha ha. A ha-ha (1712), from French, was "an obstacle interrupting one's way sharply and disagreeably;" so called because it "surprizes ... and makes one cry Ah! Ah!" [Alexander Le Blond, "The Theory and Practice of Gardening," 1712].

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