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guffaw

[ guh-faw, guh- ]
/ gʌˈfɔ, gə- /
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noun

a loud, unrestrained burst of laughter.

verb (used without object)

to laugh loudly and boisterously.

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Origin of guffaw

First recorded in 1710–20; perhaps imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for guffaw

guffaw
/ (ɡʌˈfɔː) /

noun

a crude and boisterous laugh

verb

to laugh crudely and boisterously or express (something) in this way

Word Origin for guffaw

C18: of imitative origin
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