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haw-haw

[haw-haw] /ˈhɔˌhɔ/
interjection
1.
(used to represent the sound of a loud, boisterous laugh.)
noun
2.
a guffaw.
Origin of haw-haw
1825-1835
1825-35; imitative; see ha-ha1
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  • We ourselves laugh at a "haw-haw" intonation in English; why, then, should we forbid Americans to do so?

  • The vulgar "haw-haw" denotes a correspondingly gross nature.

    How to Read Human Nature William Walker Atkinson
  • And haw-haw also tried some other whistling notes, different from the dog-call he had learned of Rick.

    Rick and Ruddy Howard R. Garis
  • For it was Rick's black bird, haw-haw by name, who had been doing the whistling.

    Rick and Ruddy Howard R. Garis
  • Go and get one, one of your haw-haw club dandies; get him to fall in love with you, as they will for a time.

    The Threatening Eye Edward Frederick Knight
  • Ruddy did not altogether like haw-haw being so friendly with Rick.

    Rick and Ruddy Howard R. Garis
  • So they struck in towards the haw-haw—the four walking almost abreast.

    Halcyone Elinor Glyn
  • It was this call that haw-haw had imitated and so often puzzled the dog.

    Rick and Ruddy Howard R. Garis
  • He was quite a young chap this, a conceited puppy, affecting the "haw-haw," which seems to be epidemic in the British Army.

  • His valet had him upon his feet in a trice; and with a “haw-haw!”

    The Maroon Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for haw-haw

haw-haw1

/ˈhɔːˈhɔː/
interjection
1.
a variant of ha-ha1

haw-haw2

/ˈhɔːhɔː/
noun
1.
a variant of ha-ha2

Haw-Haw

/ˈhɔːˌhɔː/
noun
1.
Lord Haw-Haw, See Joyce
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