verb (used without object)
Origin of guffaw
Examples from the Web for guffaw
The perfect amount of raunchy shock value to color a guffaw with a gasp.
Even those who support union with Russia guffaw when asked whether the referendum will be above board.
She had an incredible laugh—something between a giggle and a guffaw.
"They're a-goin' for a walk together;" and there was a guffaw.Tales of Mean Streets|Arthur Morrison
Now she was aware that they knew all about her; that they were waiting for some affectation over which they could guffaw.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
He expected first a guffaw and then a blow, and he dreaded the ridicule more than the pain.The Young Mountaineers|Charles Egbert Craddock
“Old Taffs started a cigar-case,” said Dick, bursting into a guffaw.Menhardoc|George Manville Fenn
Sometimes it is by revealing a secret, or by a suggestive look, or a guffaw, or an "Ahem!"The Wedding Ring|T. De Witt Talmage
British Dictionary definitions for guffaw
Word Origin for guffaw
Word Origin and History for guffaw
1720, Scottish, probably imitative of the sound of coarse laughter. Cf. gawf (early 16c.) "loud, noisy laugh." The verb is from 1721. Related: Guffawed; guffawing.