hee-haw

Word Origin & History

hee-haw
first recorded 1815 (as Hiu Haw), probably imitative of sound of donkey's bray (cf. Fr. hinham).
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hee-haw

noun
1. a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing 

verb
1. braying characteristic of donkeys 
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