- (used to represent the sound of a loud, boisterous laugh.)
- a guffaw.
Origin of haw-haw
1825–35; imitative; see ha-ha1
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Examples from the Web for haw-haw
The vulgar "haw-haw" denotes a correspondingly gross nature.How to Read Human Nature
William Walker Atkinson
It was this call that Haw-Haw had imitated and so often puzzled the dog.
For it was Rick's black bird, Haw-Haw by name, who had been doing the whistling.
Ruddy did not altogether like Haw-Haw being so friendly with Rick.
I don't call him that way any more since Haw-Haw played that trick.
- a variant of ha-ha 1
- a variant of ha-ha 2
- Lord Haw-Haw See Joyce
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