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interjection, noun, verb (used without object), tee-heed, tee-hee·ing.
  1. te-hee.
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Historical Examples

  • And all that watched him spoke the Dirghic word of derision, which is "Tee-Hee."


    James Branch Cabell

  • At the finish of this improvisation the dreadfully confused Minnie went, "Tee-hee!"

    The Seven Darlings

    Gouverneur Morris

  • The leetle cuffy looked at the gal, and then they both begun to giggle and tee-hee like any thing.

  • All the rest of the evening she would point her finger at him and start again to tee-hee.

British Dictionary definitions for tee-hee



  1. an exclamation of laughter, esp when mocking
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  1. a chuckle
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verb -hees, -heeing or -heed
  1. (intr) to snigger or laugh, esp derisively
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Word Origin

C14: of imitative origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for tee-hee

imitative of derisive laughter at least since Chaucer (cf. "The Miller's Tale").

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