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guffaw

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noun guf·faw \(ˌ)gə-ˈfȯ, ˈgə-ˌfȯ\

Definition of guffaw

  1. :  a loud or boisterous burst of laughter

guf·faw \(ˌ)gə-ˈfȯ\ intransitive verb


Examples of guffaw

  1. <managed to keep a straight face for a minute before he let loose with a loud guffaw>



Origin of guffaw

imitative


First Known Use: 1720



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