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haw

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noun \ˈhȯ\

Definition of haw

  1. 1 :  a hawthorn berry

  2. 2 :  hawthorn



Origin of haw

Middle English hawe, from Old English haga — more at hedge


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

Rhymes with haw


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haw

noun

Definition of haw

  1. :  nictitating membrane; especially :  an inflamed nictitating membrane of a domesticated mammal



Origin of haw

origin unknown


First Known Use: 15th century


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haw

interjection

Definition of haw

  1. —often used to indicate a vocalized pause in speaking



1600

First Known Use of haw

1600


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haw

verb

Definition of haw

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to utter the sound represented by haw <hemmed and hawed before answering>

  3. 2 :  equivocate <the administration hemmed and hawed over the students' demands>



Origin of haw

imitative


First Known Use: 1632


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haw

verb

Definition of haw

  1. verb imperative
  2. —used as a direction to turn to the left — compare gee

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to turn to the near or left side



Origin of haw

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1777

Other Equestrian Terms


Medical Dictionary

haw

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noun \ˈhȯ\

Medical Definition of haw

  1. :  nictitating membrane; especially :  an inflamed nictitating membrane of a domesticated mammal





Learn More about haw

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "haw" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "haw"


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