ha-ha

1

or ha·ha, ha ha

[ hah-hah, hah-hah ]
/ ˈhɑˈhɑ, ˌhɑˈhɑ /

interjection, noun

(used as an exclamation or representation of laughter, as in expressing amusement or derision.)

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Origin of ha-ha

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

Definition for ha-ha (2 of 2)

ha-ha2
[ hah-hah ]
/ ˈhɑˌhɑ /

noun

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 (1 of 2)

ha-ha1

haw-haw

/ (ˈhɑː ˈhɑː) /

interjection

a representation of the sound of laughter
an exclamation expressing derision, mockery, surprise, etc

British Dictionary definitions for ha-ha (2 of 2)

ha-ha2

haw-haw

/ (ˈhɑː hɑː) /

noun

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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