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heehaw

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

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; imitative gradational compound
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Examples from the Web for heehaw

Historical Examples

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

    A Ticket to Adventure

    Roy J. Snell


British Dictionary definitions for heehaw

heehaw

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