ha-ha

ha-ha

1 [hah-hah, hah-hah]
interjection, noun
(used as an exclamation or representation of laughter, as in expressing amusement or derision.)
Compare haw-haw.


Origin:
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; of imitative orig.

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ha-ha

2 [hah-hah]
noun

Origin:
1705–15; < French haha repetitive compound based on ha! exclamation of surprise

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ha-ha or haw-haw1 (ˈhɑː ˈhɑː)
 
interj
1.  a representation of the sound of laughter
2.  an exclamation expressing derision, mockery, surprise, etc
 
haw-haw or haw-haw1
 
interj

ha-ha or haw-haw2 (ˈhɑː hɑː)
 
n
a wall or other boundary marker that is set in a ditch so as not to interrupt the landscape
 
[C18: from French haha, probably based on ha! ejaculation denoting surprise]
 
haw-haw or haw-haw2
 
n
 
[C18: from French haha, probably based on ha! ejaculation denoting surprise]

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