variants or haha or ha-ha
used to express amusement or derision


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Examples of ha ha in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Laughing yoga is a technique of using breathing muscles to achieve the positive physical responses of natural laughing with forced laughter (ha ha hee hee ho ho). Janet M. Gibson, CNN, 1 Apr. 2023 Got his moment in the sun going ha ha my, my lab hasn’t been contacted. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 14 July 2022 In another sort of movie and another sort of performance, the clinging, clueless girlfriend who wants to be the next Tammy Wynette would have opened her mouth and warbled—ha ha—off-key. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021
The mood quickly becomes less ha-ha funny and more uh-oh funny. Mark Athitakis, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023

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Word History



Middle English, from Old English ha ha


French haha

First Known Use


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above


1749, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ha ha was before the 12th century

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“Ha ha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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