ha-ha

1

or ha·ha, ha ha

[hah-hah, hah-hah]
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Origin of ha-ha

1
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; of imitative origin

ha-ha

2
[hah-hah]

Origin of ha-ha

2
1705–15; < French haha repetitive compound based on ha! exclamation of surprise
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British Dictionary definitions for ha-ha

ha-ha

1

haw-haw

interjection
  1. a representation of the sound of laughter
  2. an exclamation expressing derision, mockery, surprise, etc

ha-ha

2

haw-haw

noun
  1. a wall or other boundary marker that is set in a ditch so as not to interrupt the landscape

Word Origin for ha-ha

C18: from French haha, probably based on ha! ejaculation denoting surprise
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Word Origin and History for ha-ha

also haha, used of laughter since ancient times; cf. Old English ha ha, Greek ha ha, Latin hahae. A different attempt at representation is in py-hy (1580s).

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