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haw-haw

[haw-haw]
interjection
  1. (used to represent the sound of a loud, boisterous laugh.)
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noun
  1. a guffaw.
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Origin of haw-haw

1825–35; imitative; see ha-ha1
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Examples from the Web for haw-haw

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Rick and Ruddy

    Howard R. Garis

  • For it was Rick's black bird, Haw-Haw by name, who had been doing the whistling.

    Rick and Ruddy

    Howard R. Garis

  • Ruddy did not altogether like Haw-Haw being so friendly with Rick.

    Rick and Ruddy

    Howard R. Garis

  • I don't call him that way any more since Haw-Haw played that trick.

    Rick and Ruddy

    Howard R. Garis


British Dictionary definitions for haw-haw

haw-haw1

interjection
  1. a variant of ha-ha 1
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haw-haw2

noun
  1. a variant of ha-ha 2
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Haw-Haw

noun
  1. Lord Haw-Haw See Joyce
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