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heehaw

[ hee-haw ]
/ ˈhiˌhɔ /
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noun
the braying sound made by a donkey.
rude laughter.
verb (used without object)
to bray.
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Origin of heehaw

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; imitative gradational compound
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How to use heehaw in a sentence

  • From somewhere just out of their view had come the loud heehaw, heehaw of a donkey.

British Dictionary definitions for heehaw

heehaw
/ (ˌhiːˈhɔː) /

interjection
an imitation or representation of the braying sound of a donkey
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