hee-haw

also heehaw, first recorded 1815 (as Hiu Haw), probably imitative of sound of donkey's bray (cf. French hinham). As "a loud laugh" from 1843.


Nearby words

  1. hedonist,
  2. hedonistic,
  3. hedrocele,
  4. hedwig,
  5. hedy,
  6. heebie-jeebies,
  7. heed,
  8. heedful,
  9. heedfully,
  10. heedless

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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