- a loud, unrestrained burst of laughter.
- to laugh loudly and boisterously.
Origin of guffaw
Related Words for guffawedsnicker, guffaw, cackle, chuckle, giggle, whoop, roar, grin, shriek, scream, howl, snort, sneer, smirk, chortle, smile, laugh, snigger, titter, twitter
Examples from the Web for guffawed
Contemporary Examples of guffawed
They guffawed that the EU might get the peace prize, but never the Nobel for economics or, indeed, for chemistry.The EU Won What?! Europe Reacts to Nobel
October 12, 2012
Historical Examples of guffawed
She boxed his ears, while he guffawed and clucked at his team.Other Main-Travelled Roads
Chloe, bending nearly double, guffawed loudly at her own joke.Dorothy's Triumph
"I might say it's 'cause you're so purty to look at," he guffawed at this bit of humor.Sunlight Patch
Credo Fitch Harris
Grylls guffawed with an overdone assumption of a man at his ease.Two on the Trail
I minded it not that they guffawed and heaped derision upon me.Frank Merriwell's Triumph
Burt L. Standish
- a crude and boisterous laugh
- to laugh crudely and boisterously or express (something) in this way
Word Origin for guffaw
Word Origin and History for guffawed
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.