- the braying sound made by a donkey.
- rude laughter.
- to bray.
Origin of heehaw
An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; imitative gradational compound
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Related Words for heehawamusement, cachinnation, cackle, chortle, chuckle, crow, fit, gesture, giggle, glee, guffaw, hilarity, laughter, merriment, mirth, peal, rejoicing, roar, shout, shriek
Examples from the Web for heehaw
Historical Examples of heehaw
From somewhere just out of their view had come the loud heehaw, heehaw of a donkey.A Ticket to Adventure
Roy J. Snell
- an imitation or representation of the braying sound of a donkey
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