the braying sound made by a donkey.
rude laughter.

verb (used without object)

to bray.

Origin of heehaw

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; imitative gradational compound
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Historical Examples of heehaw

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

British Dictionary definitions for heehaw



an imitation or representation of the braying sound of a donkey
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