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horselaugh

[hawrs-laf, -lahf]
noun
  1. a loud, coarse laugh, especially of derision.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to utter a horselaugh.
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Origin of horselaugh

First recorded in 1705–15; horse + laugh
Related formshorse·laugh·ter, noun
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Examples from the Web for horselaugh

Historical Examples

  • The conductor stared, and the passengers set up a horselaugh.

    The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun;

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