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[ hah ]
/ hɑ /
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interjection
(used as an exclamation of surprise, interrogation, suspicion, triumph, etc.)
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Origin of ha

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at ha-ha1

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Other definitions for ha (2 of 6)

ha

abbreviation
hectare; hectares.

Other definitions for ha (3 of 6)

Ha

Symbol, Chemistry, Physics.

Other definitions for ha (4 of 6)

[ hah ]
/ hɑ /

noun
the 26th letter of the Arabic alphabet, representing a glottal spirant consonant sound.

Origin of

From Arabic

Other definitions for ha (5 of 6)

ḥā
[ khah ]
/ xɑ /

noun
the sixth letter of the Arabic alphabet, representing a pharyngeal spirant consonant.

Origin of ḥā

From Arabic

Other definitions for ha (6 of 6)

h.a.

abbreviation
Gunnery. high angle.
in this year.

Origin of h.a.

(def. 2) <Latin hōc annō
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British Dictionary definitions for ha (1 of 4)

ha1

hah

/ (hɑː) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for ha (2 of 4)

ha2

symbol for
hectare

British Dictionary definitions for ha (3 of 4)

Ha

abbreviation for
Hawaii

British Dictionary definitions for ha (4 of 4)

h.a.

abbreviation for
hoc anno

Word Origin for h.a.

Latin: in this year
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