guffawed

guffaw

[guh-faw, guh-]
noun
1.
a loud, unrestrained burst of laughter.
verb (used without object)
2.
to laugh loudly and boisterously.

Origin:
1710–20; perhaps imitative

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guffaw (ɡʌˈfɔː)
 
n
1.  a crude and boisterous laugh
 
vb
2.  to laugh crudely and boisterously or express (something) in this way
 
[C18: of imitative origin]

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guffaw
1720, Scot., probably imitative of the sound of coarse laughter.
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